“I’ll never complain about the heat again!”
This is what Bobby says now that the weather is cold again. And it will get colder before March.
But at least it isn’t as cold in Memphis as it was for the runners in the Antarctic Ice Marathon a few days ago. This race is run during the height of Antarctica’s “summer”. 37 participants ran over ice and snow. The wind chill is -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit!). The altitude is 3,000 feet, so not quite a mile high like the Denver Marathon (5,280 feet). Winds blow at 10-25 knots (12 – 28 miles per hour).
Don’t expect a PR here. The course record is 4:20:31. Still faster than I could probably ever run and they are doing it in -4 degree winds.
For only 9,900 Euros ($12,984.84 American) you too can take part in this race and never complain about the heat again! (Yes, that amount includes some air fare, lodging and food in Antarctica)
PS: If the idea of a marathon in Antarctica isn’t enough for you, they offer a 100k (62 miles) race too. Whaaaa?! *Head explodes*