Richard Donovan (No. 40) in action in Antarctica
Ireland's Richard Donovan set a new record in Antarctica on 2 December 2011 when running 100 miles in -25c windchill temperatures through snow and ice.
Richard undertook the challenge to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of Man reaching the South Pole.
It is the first time somebody has covered 100 miles on foot in the Antarctic Circle in such a short time frame. His exact time was 24:35:02 hrs.
During the Antarctic trip, Richard also organised the Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k, the southernmost running events in the world. See www.icemarathon.com.
Click here for podcast link to RTE 1 Marian Finucane Interview with Richard Donovan
(10th December 2011).
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