Polish woman wins Antarctic Ice Marathon
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish woman has for the first time won the Antarctic Ice Marathon, running 40 kilometres in temperatures of minus 20 degrees C.
Joanna Mędraś, from the northern Polish port city of Gdańsk, braved freezing winds in extreme conditions to finish the annual race in 6 hours, 1 minute and 45 seconds.
She was 13 minutes ahead of the runner-up, America’s Laurie Koch.
Mędraś, who works as a notary, trained on beaches near where she lives. She started running marathons only two years ago.
She is now planning to compete in marathons in Australia and South America.