The North Pole
The North Pole, Alaska

Although this icy slog at the top of the world is fiercely contested up front, athletes of any reasonable fitness are accepted and places are secured on a first come first served basis. The race is run from the drifting Russian camp at the North Pole, and, with twenty-four hours of daylight and heated tents at hand, there is no cut off time employed. Remarkably, these factors make completion of the race achievable for even less experienced marathoners.

Added by janegil on September 15, 2004

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