Nir listed visiting Antarctica as one of the first items in his "50 goals before 50" bucket list and it will be one of the last ones on that list to be completed. Running the Antarctic Ice Marathon was not the original plan, but was largely chosen because he preferred flying there over sailing. The Antarctic Ice Marathon will be Nir's 5th Marathon, and he has also completed a couple of ultramarathons, including a 100km. Although joining the 7 Continents Marathon Club is not part of the current bucket list, it will certainly be included in the next one.
Mark is a 31-year-old living from Copenhagen, Denmark. He’s a shareholder in an established luxury travel agency and uses most of his time travelling and gaining new experiences. Mark’s knowledge about marathon running is limited as this marathon will be his first ever. But he is always looking for new experiences and Antarctica will be his last continent to visit of all 7, and country no. 85. Mark is familiar with pushing himself in the mountains, and walking all day is common to him.
Aaron is based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Having completed his first 5km race in 2019 and first marathon in 2021, he is new to the sport of running. He views traveling to Antarctica as a unique opportunity to get off the grid/unplug, visit one of the most remote places on earth, and have some time to reflect on what is most important in life. In addition to being a unique physical challenge, Aaron also sees completing a marathon in Antarctica as an important symbol of his desire to try new things, step outside his comfort zone, and unlock new opportunities for personal growth.
Jef achieved his sixth star in 2017, thus becoming a proud finisher of the World Marathon Majors. He took part in the Marathon Des Sables 2018 and reached the finish line after ‘a lot of sweating’. He has several other ultra-trail finishes to his credit, including the Ecotrail 80 km in Paris, Transgrancanaria and the ‘Dodentocht 100km’ (death march 100km) on several occasions. Aside from running. Jef likes to go on motorcycle adventures.
Greg has been a runner for 7 years. Thanks to sport, he lost 20 kg, and run a marathon on 6 continents. He has completed the following marathons on six continents: Hamilton (North America), Fuji (Asia), Curacao (South America), Canberra (Australia), Athens (Europe) and Carthage (Africa). The Antarctic Ice Marathon will see him join The 7 Continents Marathon Club.
Randy has run 73 half marathons, mostly in the U.S. but one in Cambodia, and 43 full marathons, all in the U.S. His first marathon was 18 years ago, at age 43..He now aspires to run one on each continent. Randy has already run the NYC marathon 12 times in a row and is scheduled to run Tokyo, London, and Berlin in 2023. Outside of running, he started a company in Knoxville, Tennessee 30 years ago called Radio Systems. It makes over 4,000 pet products under the brand names Invisible Fence, PetSafe, SportDog, ScoopFree and others. Committing to public service full time 8 years ago, Randy has served as Special Advisor on Higher Education to the Governor and the architect of the Tennessee Promise, served as Commissioner of Economic Development, run unsuccessfully for Governor, and served as President of the University of Tennessee System with 5 campuses across the State. He is married to Jenny for 36 years and has two sons, two granddaughters, and two dogs.
Iain is 72 years old. He ran a 15 km race 35 years ago but has never run a marathon. His outdoor achievements include the following: 2012 Last Degree trek to South Pole; 2014 Summited Kilimanjaro; 2014 Summited Paradiso; 2015 Summited Mount Vinson.
Julien caught the running bug a few years ago and has raced many marathons since, including 5 of the 6 World Marathon Majors. He is looking to run the Boston Marathon next year to become a six-star finisher. Julien also enjoys ultramarathon trail runs, racing up to the 100 mile distance or just running solo in exploration mode. Running the Antarctic Ice Marathon fulfils an old dream to experience Antarctica, and is part of his quest to race a marathon on each of the 7 continents. When Julien is not running he loves planning his next running adventure.
Guillermo is a 57-year-old runner that started distance running 20 years ago. His wife, Kristi, who is a dedicated runner and triathlete was spending untold hours training so he started running to spend more quality time together. The running adventures they've had are without parallel and will continue to keep them inspired. He has ran many marathons on both trails and roads with the most notable being New York, London, Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo.
Derk started running marathons in 2014 and has since completed seventeen. He finished the World Marathon Majors in 2019 and hopes to finish the Seven Continents in 2022.
Tim has spent most of his life in Colorado. He started running half marathons with his Dad back in college and never stopped. Tim enjoys a good adventure and traveling. The Antarctic Ice Marathon seemed like just that!
Aivaras will complete his third marathon in Antarctica. After his first marathon a year ago, he deiced to run a marathon on every continent. He is delighted for the opportunity to take part in one of the most interesting and toughest marathons in the world.
Tom is originally from Denver, Colorado but has lived in San Diego, Quito, Shenzhen, Stuttgart, New York, and Miami. He currently resides in Chicago and is an avid skier, surfer, and mountaineer. He’s completed an Ironman and a number of marathons, but is most psyched about running the Antarctic Ice Marathon with his wife, Kristen.
Kristen, 42, from Chicago IL, has run the New York City Marathon as well as nine half-marathons, spanning up and down the east coast. She will run the Chicago Marathon in 2022. Kristen’s love for running started early, with her father (a 4-time Boston marathon finisher) instilling a love of the sport in her and her 5 siblings. She was a full-time teacher before having her now 7-year old daughter and currently substitutes at her school.
John is an endurance sports enthusiast. He started running 10km races in the late 1970s, became a short-distance triathlete in the 1980s, ran his first marathon in the 1990s, and completed his first Ironman triathlon in 2010. In the last decade, he has finished an additional 7 marathons and 7 Ironman triathlons along with countless shorter distance running and triathlon races. He is working toward the 7 Continents Marathon Club and the Marathon Grand Slam Club, having already finished marathons in North and South America, Europe, Africa and The North Pole. He is very much looking forward to adding his fifth continent by running the Antarctic Ice Marathon.
Tom is a British runner aiming to join the 7 Continents Marathon Club whilst raising money for 7 charities. Along with his wife Natasha, Tom founded Richmond Running Club in 2018, an inclusive club for all abilities which aims to encourage and assist members towards their goals while providing a place to socialize. The 7 continents challenge has allowed Tom to meet like-minded runners from all over the globe and enjoy the shared experience of running in some fantastic marathon distance events. His previous races were as follows: 1. Rome, Italy – Europe, 10 April 2016; 2. Sydney, Australia – Australasia, 18 September 2016; 3. Rio, Brazil - South America, 18 June 2017; 4. Toronto, Canada - North America, 22 October 2017; 5. Singapore, Singapore – Asia, 19 May 2018; 6. Cape Town, South Africa – Africa, 23 September 2018.
Art has completed all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors and hence was inducted into the Abbott Marathon Hall of Fame as an everyday champion in 2019. His PR was at the NYC Marathon in 2017. Art has been a very successful charity marathoner as well. In completing the Majors, he has raised over $129,000 USD for local and national charities in the USA. His goal is to finish marathons on 7 Continents and raise over $200,000 USD along the way. Art is inspired by his daughter Amy Stewart, who is a registered nurse who has been on the front lines during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and his better half Deborah Dage, who leads a large team (with amazing kindness and a big heart) at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa,OK.
Pierre is a 55-year-old who lives in Paris by a park called Bois de Boulogne where he runs once or twice a week. His first principle is to eat and drink as he pleases, without any restriction, and keep the pleasure of running. He read that the food at Union Glacier is excellent so he believes any days of quarantine should be there. Pierre has completed 23 marathons since 2008, generally between 3h30 and 3h45, without any wind or extreme cold. His second principle is not to force too much! He has run the six World Marathon Majors, and this time it is really international land with international people.
Chad is an employee of the State of Minnesota. He started his running career at age 30 with the goal of completing the Marathon Grand Slam by 50. He will complete the goal just before 40 by running the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Below is the list of his journey to run all 7 continents and the North Pole Marathon: Africa- Port Elizabeth, South Africa Crusaders Athletic Club ASPEN PE December 2014; Asia- Camp Virginia Kuwait- Bataan Death March 2012; Australia- Carcoar NSW- Carcoar Cup Running Festival November 2017; Europe- Düsseldorf Germany- Metro Marathon April 2016; North America-St Paul Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon October 2014; North Pole Marathon April 2017; South America- Vina Del Mar Chile Marathon Inernacional Costa Pacifico November 2012. Chad is married with one child and two cats. In addition to running, he enjoys biking, rollerblading, whiskey, and craft beer.
Didier is a former tennis player, with two national titles to his credit. In the early ‘90s he was a sparring partner of Grand Slam winners Jana Novotna and Hana Mandlikova. He has completed two 70.3 Ironman, the first in 2019 (Koper Slovenia) and the European Championship in Elsinore Denmark more recently. The Antarctic Ice Marathon will be Didier’s first and only marathon. Of all marathons this one is the “coolest” to run! He loves the combination of adventure and sports.
Paul has run the North Pole Marathon 6 times, the Antarctic Ice Marathon 5 times, and the Volcano Marathon on one occasion. He also completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days)! The expression ‘older and wiser’ obviously doesn’t apply to him (the wiser part), and here is again on the way to the frozen continent. It will be Paul's 20th marathon, returning to Antarctica in search of a glove he lost there in 2010.
Huiwen Hao was originally from China. She is now working as a psychiatrist in central California. After raising 3 beautiful boys, she started challenging herself with the running adventure. The first was a half marathon in Nov., 2015. Not knowing anything about it, she joined the local Fleet Feet running club led by coach John, who ran his 150th marathon at the same event. She met her sole sisters and many running friends during the fun training sessions. She is so thankful for their endless encouragement. Inspired by the stories of amazing runners, she started her own journey with set goals, including the 6 majors. She has already finished New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin and London marathons. In addition, she did Big Sur, the 2020 Boston virtual marathon, and the Beijing Marathon in front of her proud parents and family. She is grateful for her husband, Wenbiao Zhang’s companionship. He will run his 1st 10K on ice in Antarctica.
Pini, a resident of Peachtree Corners, GA, USA, started running marathons in 2009. He has completed marathons in 50 US states and 6 continent, which include the Tel Aviv Marathon (Asia), Athens Marathon (Europe), Vina del Mar Chile Marathon (South America), Victoria Falls Marathon (Africa), and Australian Outback Marathon (Australia).The Antarctic Ice Marathon will be his 62nd marathon and seventh continent, thereby becoming a member of the 7 Continents Marathon Club. Pini’s next goal is to complete Tokyo, Berlin and London (he has already completed Chicago, New York and Boston) and receive the Abbott World Marathon Majors medal.
John began running about 15 years ago. At a friend’s birthday party, someone asked him what type of hobbies he had. Other than his career, he had none. So, he sought to run a half marathon and then a marathon on every continent. Antarctica will be his seventh. Along his global marathon journeys, some of the races he selected were based on where his family wanted to visit rather than where he necessarily wanted to run a race. In addition, he began serving as a runner for a group called Ainsley’s Angels, pushing severely disabled kids in races with a specially designed wheelchair. Seeing how the family of a child was inspired provided him motivation. For the parents of the children, this was the only time their child could shine as they never got to play volleyball or cheerleading or soccer or anything else. For the first time in their life they got to be a rockstar and John got to be a small part of it. One of John’s goals is to run a half marathon on every continent with both of his twin daughters. One of his daughters will be running with him in Antarctica. His marathons to date, on six continents, include: Rotorua New Zealand 2019; Luxenberg Night marathon 2011; New York City Marathon 2009; Marrakesh marathon 2015; Lima marathon 2015; Seoul marathon 2017.
Julia is a 42-year-old British-American dual national, living in California with her husband and two young boys. She loves everything and anything to do with adventure and exploration. She previously ran the North Pole Marathon and has climbed many alpine peaks, including Mt Blanc in Europe, Kilimanjaro in Africa and several virgin peaks in the Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan. Julia has loved distance running throughout her life, though has only competed in a few marathon distance races. She is also fascinated by early polar exploration and can't wait to experience Antarctica.
Inez is a tattoo artist and vocalist from Poland. She has been running for about 7 years and the Ice Marathon will be her 7th continent. She will also celebrate her 30th birthday on 15th December, so it might be her most unusual birthday so far if the race goes to schedule.
Mitch was a division-1 athlete on the rowing team at Boston University. After college he begin competing in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. He has since finished 40+ triathlons, including Escape from Alcatraz and numerous Ironman events. After a serious bike accident in 2006 he decided to focus exclusively on long distance running. Since 2007, he has run 18 marathons around the world. He is most proud of completing all 6 World Major Marathons and earning the coveted Abbot 6-Star medal. Mitch currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Tara and their 2 kids, Quincy and Miles. When he’s not running, he is the CEO of the private equity firm, Keller Capital, and has a passion to collect as many limited edition sneakers as possible.
Meegan has completed a number of half-marathons, and the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be her first "full" race. She’s an amateur runner, backpacker, and climber. She has climbed Kilimanjaro and a number of "14rs" in North America, and Meegan would love to climb Mt. Erebus! Her professional career is in Cardiology as a Nurse Practitioner.
Jason is aiming to complete marathons in the ‘4 corners of the world’. The Antarctic Ice Marathon will be the first of the four, marking the southernmost marathon in the world. It will be followed by the Dead Sea (lowest altitude), the North Pole (northernmost) and the Everest Marathon (highest altitude). His current plan is to complete all of these within a 6-month period before he starts training in earnest to row the Atlantic solo in 2023. Jason started running in 2000, working his way up from couch to 5km, but soon got swept away with the world of running and triathlons. He has since completed in several triathlons at various distances up to Ironman, completed the Paris Marathon in 2005 and has run a couple of ultramarathons.
Bas is a Professor of Leadership & Management Development at Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands. He is a father of two beautiful sons, Sep (14) and Tom (13) and married to his beautfiul wife Christel. Lecturing World & Olympic Champions in their Sport Leadership Program, Bas decided in 2016 to create his own goal; running the 7 continents. After Amsterdam Marathon (NL), New York Marathon (USA), Big Five Marathon (SA), Great Wall Marathon (China), Outback Marathon (AUS), Rio Marathon (Brazil), the upcoming Antarctic Ice Marathon will be the last of his seven continents.
Alexey is a 52-year-old Russian entrepreneur and the director of the Graduate School of Public Administration. He is also a member of YANDEX and SIBUR Holdings boards of directors. He participated in the Russian and European motorcycle road racing championships until 2009 and won the Russian Cup in 2008. In 2015 he took part in his first marathon - the Baikal Ice Marathon - one of the 20 most extreme races of the world, finishing second in his age category. In 2016-2019, he finished three Ironman races, twice finished the Comrades ultramarathon (89 km) in South Africa and climbed Mount Elbrus (the highest peak in Russia and Europe). More information can be found in Alexey’s personal website: komissarov.com
Kristi is a 25 year endurance sport veteran. She has completed 60+ marathons, many ultra distance running events and 30+ Ironman events. Among her accomplishments are the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, Boston Marathon qualified / finisher several times (including 2013 Boston - the year of the bombing) and completing the World Marathon Majors in 2019. Kristi is an Advertising Agency Executive by day and a sports nutritionist and run coach in her spare time. She loves helping athletes successfully live out their dreams. She and her husband Guillermo are avid adventure travelers having traveled to the far reaches of the globe and are thrilled to be able to place Antarctica on that list. While running and adventure feed her spirit, she loves her peaceful life in Laguna Beach with her husband and Border Collie.
Russ has completed the World Marathon Majors as well as marathons on every continent bar Antarctica. He has been fortunate to enjoy all of these races with his wife Inge and running friends. Russ and his wife are very much looking forward to running their last continent with the Antarctic Ice Marathon team. They have lived in the USA, Singapore and England. When they are not running, they enjoy biking, mountain climbing, travel and wine with friends.
Inge is an engineer by trade and has raised three sons together with her husband Russ. They are enjoying retirement and pursuing their running interests. She has completed 9 full marathons and over 30 half marathons. Inge enjoys hiking, tennis, RVing, and world travel. She looks forward to running the half marathon in Antarctica, which will be her sixth continent for half marathons.
In 2013, after running his first marathon in Chicago, Bruno had decided to challenge himself setting a long term goal of running 7 marathons in all 7 continents before he turns 40 years. He has already ran 5 marathons (Chicago, Berlin, Wellington NZ, Dubai and Cape Town) and although the initial plan was to run the 7th in Antarctica, COVID has postponed his plans and next year he will complete his challenge running Rio 2022 in his home country Brazil when he turns 39. Each one of his marathons has a nice story such as Berlin where he ran raising funds to the Syrian kids refugees or Dubai where his set his personal best time just few months after his first son was born. He is looking forward to enjoying the beautiful cold weather of Antarctica.
Dan is on a mission to join the 7 Continents Marathon Club. This will be his 6th marathon and 6th continent. Dan’s wife, Katelyn, is his coach. Dan was an ocean lifeguard for many years and his athletic background is in rowing. He enjoys the instant camaraderie among marathon competitors and the opportunity to immerse himself in new cultures. Dan is running the Antarctic Ice Marathon to benefit the New Jersey Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Fernando is 62 years old and loves running. His first marathon was the New York Marathon in 2010. He has since finished 30+ marathons, and all the World Marathon Majors. His fastest time is 3:18 at the Valencia Marathon 2019. Fernando is running the Antarctic Ice Marathon to complete all 7 continents.
Barry has run over 85 marathons including 14 Boston Marathons. He ran all six world majors marathons and received his 6 star medal in NYC 2018. He hopes to complete all seven continents this year, having finished marathons on five continents thus far. These include marathons in: Africa: Comrades (2013-2016); Australia: Sydney, Melbourne 2010 Hobart 2020; Asia : Tokyo 2018; Europe: London, Berlin 2018; North America: Boston , Toronto and others. Barry is also working on finishing all ten provinces and three territories in Canada, with two more to go. Running all 50 states is a long term goal.
Regina started running in 2009 after telling a group of strangers that she could never run. So she challenged herself! Antarctica will be her 21st marathon, raising funds for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of her dad Frank. She has a few marathons remaining to achieve the six-star Majors medal and join the 7 Continents Marathon Club. She ran the North Pole Marathon in 2017 with her friend Amanda Younge and is delighted to run Antarctica with her too.
Mihkel will be the first Estonian to run the Antarctic Ice Marathon. He is an amateur runner who has been active in other outdoor sports. He enjoys mountaineering (Kilimanjaro, Elbrus), cross-country and Alpine skiing, winter swimming, and paramotoring/paragliding. An ex-finance sector professional, he is currently involved in start-ups.
Lauren started her running journey only 4 years ago stemming from her father setting a goal for himself to run a marathon on every continent. Her father served as a role model and showed her that the most important aspect to running was not being gifted with long legs or good genetics, but with dedication. She remembered watching him run a marathon in Luxemburg and wanted to join the journey with him on every continent. Lauren ran her first half marathon in New Orleans - the Louisiana Rock and Roll Half Marathon - and after crossing the finish line with her dad and sister she was hooked to the sport. Her favorite part about running is that she gets to spend time with her family and travel the world. She has run many races with friends and enjoys all the beautiful trail running and mountain views on each run. Rain or shine...but mostly rain in Seattle (where she lives), she loves getting out in nature and exploring with her husband…..and her Corgi named Kevin. After Antarctica, she will have Africa, Europe, and Asia left to complete seven continents. Her favorite part about running is that you can connect with people all around the world just with a pair of running shoes.
John began running in his 20s, and ran his first marathon at age 42. Since then, he has completed 24 marathons, including 9 Boston Marathons, 3 Chicago Marathons, and 1 New York Marathon. The 2021 Antarctic Ice Marathon will be his first marathon outside of North America. John and his wife have 4 sons, and live outside Washington, D.C.
Evija hoped to run Antarctic Ice Marathon before she turned 30 years old but the pandemic hit. The benefit is that she now she has more experience! She first had an idea to run a marathon she was 9 years old and has now run 30+. The Antarctic Ice Marathon race has been her dream for at least 10 years and finally the big event is coming. In her spare time, Evija likes to travel and explore the world via marathons in different countries. This year she started her medical studies with a goal to become a doctor.
Daniel is a 68 year old trial lawyer from California. He started running about 44 years ago while in law school. He runs because it’s his way of dealing with stress and maintain his sanity. Because he had a total hip replacement and foot surgery a little more than a year ago, the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be his last marathon and the last of the seven continents. Because of these health issues there is a good chance he may only be able to complete the half marathon and not the full marathon. He says that if turns out that way that he will be grateful to have had the opportunity to run the course with his son, Tomas. And for sure he’ll be back next year to run the last of the seven continents!
Tomas is a 33-year-old technology director from New York City. The Antarctic Ice Marathon will be his second marathon having previously completed the Bagan Temple Marathon in 2018 with his father Daniel. Daniel will also be running the Antarctic Ice Marathon. When Tomas is not training in Central Park he is catching the latest movie at the theater or visiting and taking notes at historical gardens outside of the city.
Pawel started his adventures with running nine years ago. He began with the five most important marathons in Poland, after which he became a winner of the ‘Polish Marathon Crown’. He subsequently ran Rome, Nairobi, Lima, New York, Singapore, and Sydney to complete marathons on 6 continents. The Antarctic Ice Marathon will gain his membership to the 7 Continents Marathon Club and will also be his 42nd marathon, which matches the royal distance of 42 km.
Joe was the first British person to finish the North Pole Marathon in 2018 and in the same year he completed a marathon in Nepal. He lives in London with his wife Jenny, his two children and a dog.
Jenny is not the biggest fan of running, but she loves an adventure. Her last marathon was hot and hilly in the Himalayas in Nepal. She lives in London with her two children, her dog, and Joe, her husband who she’ll be joining in the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Jenny runs her own business (www.mygymwardrobe.com) - shameless plug :)
Derek got into endurance sports in 2016 and has completed about 50 half-marathons, a 112-mile bike race, a 30k trail run, and several Tough Mudder and Spartan races. The Ice Marathon will be Derek’s 8th marathon and his first marathon outside of the southwest USA. Derek signed up for the Ice Marathon because he really enjoys challenges and unique experiences.
Lisa is is a long-time runner who combines a sense of adventure with the sport she loves most. She is in the process or running marathons and half marathons on all seven continents, currently about halfway through the journey. Lisa has completed the World Marathon Majors and always looks forward to being able to travel to run!
Jeff marathon running was kickstarted over a pint in a musty bar in Melbourne, Australia. He was commencing his final year of business school in 2013, and was drinking with his friend Alex to celebrate on a Wednesday evening. “Jeffro, would you like to run the Melbourne Marathon this year? It'll be a great way to release stress, and we can train together," Alex said. “Um...sure!" Jeff said, four pints in and full of courage. He never realized at that stage just how much his running would take him around the world. His first marathon ten months later was a success, and from there he was hooked. He has run in Melbourne – Australia (2013), Medellin – Colombia (2014), Copenhagen – Denmark (2015), New York – USA (2015), Tokyo – Japan (2017), the Big Five Safari Marathon - South Africa (2018), Los Angeles – USA (2020), and now the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Jeff’s goal was to run all seven continents upon turning forty, and he’s achieving the dream this year right on schedule!
Shinichi is a Japanese runner with 11 years of marathon running experience. Outside Japan he has run the Honolulu Marathon and Hong Kong Marathon. For him, the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be an experience beyond imagination, but he is ready and looking forward to taking on this challenge of a lifetime.
Ken is 40 years old and has the following running and adventure experiences to his credit: 2015 Summited Mount Vinson 2017 Mnweni Trail 38kms; 2018 Mnweni Trail 38kms; 2019 Mnweni Trail 38kms; 2019 Hillcrest Marathon; 2019 Deloittes KZN Marathon; 2019 Bluff Marathon; 2019 Three Cranes Trail 90km (3 day stage event); 2020 Hillcrest Marathon; 2020 Deloittes KZN Marathon; 2020 Comrades Virtual Marathon 45kms 2021 Comrades virtual Marathon 45kms.
Wallis is 38-years-old and her run the following events: 2018 & 2019 - Mweni Marathon (unassisted trail marathon 38-42km, 1800m elevation); 2020 - Hillcrest Marathon; 2020 - Three Cranes Trail Series (90km trail run over 3 days).
Larry returned to running in 2011 on the path to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Since that year, he has run marathons nearly all over the world and in many of the states in the US. He enjoys travelling to races, particularly when it’s possible to meet friends there and they are able to run together. He is two races away from completing the World Marathon Majors and well on his way to joining the 7 Continents Marathon Club. His wife Patricia and daughter Ava will be waiting back in Santiago for him after he completes the Antarctic Ice Marathon with his friend Art Dion!
Jordan, a former soldier, is an extreme adventurer and bestselling author. He is one of the stars of Channel 4’s award winning series Hunted and Celebrity Hunted in the UK. He holds multiple official world records and world firsts in various adventure disciplines. In 2020, Jordan ran the deepest ever underground marathon, over 1000 metres below the North Sea, which was a new Guinness World Record. He also set a new record for the longest ocean Standup Paddleboard (SUP) journey of 149 days / 2377KM.
Amanda is thrilled to take on the Antarctic Ice marathon to complete the trio of Antarctica, Volcano and North Pole marathons. Another step closer to becoming a member of the 7 Continents Marathon Club and Grand Slam Club!! Amanda has completed a lot of marathons including Dublin, New York, Berlin, Athens, Malaga, Tokyo and London. ‘Fun’ marathons include a beer marathon and a marathon in a prison! 78 laps to finish the Green Mile marathon! A great way to ‘stretch’ the legs. Amanda is looking forward to another memorable experience.
Wenbiao Zhang is a longterm recreational runner. He has done three 5Ks while he was traveling with his wife, Huiwen Hao, for her half or full marathon events. He comes to run in Antarctica basically following his wife’s calling, and at the same time, realizing his own bucket list. He will run his first 10K on ice.