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The coolest race on Earth : mud, madmen, glaciers, and grannies at the Antarctica marathon

Author: John Hanc
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicling the world's most difficult race through the eyes of one who ran it, this vivid and humorous memoir shares the adventures of inspiring contestants--including a wheelchair-bound runner and three record-breaking grandmothers--as they trek across the daunting terrain of extinct volcanoes, craggy mountain peaks, and the turbulent Drake passage.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Named Person: John Hanc; John Hanc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hanc
ISBN: 9781556527388 1556527381
OCLC Number: 228365476
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 216 pages, plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The boy who walked to the zoo and ran to the ends of the Earth --
The last race on Earth --
Baby, we were born to run--
but in Antarctica? --
All feet on deck --
Going south --
English lessons, Russian rules --
The Drake Lake effect --
The madness of King George Island --
At a glacial pace --
Bicycle-riding grandmas of the Antarctic --
Southern discomfort, northern exposure.
Responsibility: John Hanc.
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Chronicling the world's most difficult race through the eyes of one who ran it, this vivid and humorous memoir shares the adventures of inspiring contestants--including a wheelchair-bound runner and three record-breaking grandmothers--as they trek across the daunting terrain of extinct volcanoes, craggy mountain peaks, and the turbulent Drake passage.

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