28 Nov '17, 7pm

A Hot Pace in a Cold Place: Man Runs Fastest Mile in Antarctica

A Hot Pace in a Cold Place: Man Runs Fastest Mile in Antarctica

It was November 25 on Union Glacier in Antarctica, and the 26-year-old was dashing through the snow on his way to the fastest mile ever run on the frozen continent: 4:17.9. Amazing footage Ireland's Paul Robinson running the Antarctica Mile in 4 mins 17.9 secs. The event took place on 25th November 2017 at Union Glacier, Antarctica, and was held in conjunction with the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon. pic.twitter.com/vCEkA16kjA — Richard Donovan (@RichardDonovan7) November 27, 2017 To get there, Robinson set off from his home in Kilcock, Ireland, last Monday, traveling for three days before he touched down on the remote glacier. The idea was the brainchild of Richard Donovan, an Irish ultrarunner who organizes the Antarctic Ice Marathon each year. Robinson, who has a best of 3:35.22 for 1500 meters (equivalent to a 3:52 mile), was in the middle of base training at the time b...

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