Roy Sveningsen, a resident of Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, participated in the race on Friday
Canada's oldest runner up in marathon, Roy Sveningsen, completed the race in 11 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds
Dainik BhaskarDec 16, 2019, 10:42 AM IST Edmonton. A resident of Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, 84-year-old Roy Sveningsen has become the oldest runner to participate in the Antarctic Ice Marathon. On Friday, Roy achieved the feat at the finish line of the marathon. He finished the race in 11 hours, 41 minutes and 58 seconds.
Richard Donovan, director of the Antarctic Ice Marathon, praised Roy, saying, "This is awesome, you will always inspire the upcoming athletes." Roy first participated in the Calgary Marathon in 1964. Since then, he has run in more than 50 marathons of 5 continents. His fastest marathon was Helsinki, the capital of Finland, which he completed in 2 minutes 38 seconds.
84-year-old Roy Svenningsen (CAN) is running the 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon and will hopefully become the oldest person ever to complete a marathon in Antarctica. His PB of 2:38 dates a few years back. #AntarcticIceMarathon #RoySvenningsen #legend @AntarcticIceMar pic.twitter.com/IoCeop5dj2
– Richard Donovan (@ RichardDonovan7) December 10, 2019
This year's Antarctic Ice Marathon featured 15 female and 41 male participants. All the participants were brought to the marathon site with the help of private aircraft.
Here is the Boston Marathon Winner Antarctic Marathon by William Hafferty of Boston finished first. He completed the race in 3 hours, 34 minutes and 12 seconds. The number two was Lenka Frykova of the Czech Republic. He crossed the finish line in 4 hours, 40 minutes and 38 seconds. At the same time, Susan Regan of Cambridge secured the first place in the women's category. The 69-year-old Regan finished the race in 7 hours, 38 minutes and 32 seconds. Regan has run the Boston Marathon 20 times, her best performance being at the age of 58 in 2008.
This marathon takes place at – 20 ° C. The Antarctica Ice Marathon is the most prominent race in the Dakshinayan region in the world. It occurs at 80 ° latitude – 20 ° C temperature on Earth. The marathon is held on the Elsworth Mountains of Antarctica, the continent's highest mountain range, from where the distance to the South Pole is just a few miles. This marathon is one of the world's two major official marathons, which takes place in the Antarctic Circle, the terrain of the South Pole. The second major event in the region is the Antarctic International Marathon in February.