28 Dec '12, 2am

You think it's cold where you live? Try running a marathon in -30 degrees, some Alaskans did:

While a good chunk of the continental U.S. deals with a winter storm, here's a little perspective provider from Alaska: Some of our hardier peers from The Last Frontier gathered on Saturday to run the inaugural Willow Winter Solstice Marathon. Although Dugan Greenwell's (4:08:16) and Laura McDonough's (4:35:17) winning times won't strike fear into the heart of Kenyan marathoners, the race conditions certainly would have. The temperature was almost -30 Fahrenheit, and the course ran "over mostly frozen lakes and swamps between the Willow Community Center and Red Shirt Lake," Anchorage Daily News reports . McDonough finished third overall in the marathon. Winning times in the accompanying half-marathon were 1:58:39 and 2:17:04. Willow is about 80 miles north of Anchorage. The forecast high for today is a downright balmy 27.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/alaskans-brave-winter-s...

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