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Polish, French runners triumph in North Pole race

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:24

Poland's Piotr Suchenia and France’s Frederique Laurent win the 2017 North Pole Marathon. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Polish male runner Piotr Suchenia won the world's coolest race on Saturday (April 8), along with female runner Frederique Laurent in the 2017 North Pole Marathon. The race was staged on a drifting Russian ice base at the geographic North Pole. Camp Barneo is located approximately 49 kilometres (30 miles) from the top of the world. Runners donned full-face balaclavas, goggles, gloves and mittens and were allowed to enter a tent throughout the race. There they rehydrated, ate and warmed up in the minus 31 degrees Celsius (minus 24 degrees Fahrenheit) conditions. Piotr Suchenia won with a time of 4 hours, 6 minutes and 34 seconds. Frederique Laurent won after 6 hours, 21 minutes and 3 seconds.

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Polish, French runners triumph in North Pole race

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:24