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Extreme World Races announces Centenary Race to the South Pole

October 10, 2010

I’ve taken part in a fair few friendly races in my time – first one to the lampost and back, first one to the top of the stairs, (you get the picture) but never have I tackled anything like the Extreme World Races race to the South Pole.  In fact, given my earlier examples, I think you’ll agree we’re in quite different leagues…!

Team-Girl-PowerDecember 14th 2011 marks 100 years to the day since Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, beat our very own Robert Falcon Scott in their epic race to the South Pole.  In celebration, competitors are invited to take part in the EWR Centenary Race to the South Pole in the latest incarnation of this heroic challenge.

One of the first teams to stake their claim to victory is Norwegian all women trio, Girl Power.  Anneli Nesteng, Marte Gallis and Trine Alsgaard are looking to repeat history and pip the Brits to the post once more.  Taking place for the only the third time ever, the second race in 2009, filmed for BBC’s “On Thin Ice”,  saw Ben Fogle and James Cracknell narrowly defeated by the Norwegians.

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The 704km route takes place between December 2011 and February 2012 and exposes the competitors to 80mph winds and temperatures as low as -40’C.  Starting from the frozen coastline of Novo, they must negotiate crevasses, cross snow bridges and climb the 3000m on the high polar plateau.  Everyone will be looking to reward themselves with a win in one of the coldest, driest and highest deserts on the planet.

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If you think you think this is your cup of tea, check out the website, www.extremeworldraces.com where there is lots of info on the teams, the race itself and footage from previous races.

Kirsty Page, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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