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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:   eBook : Document : 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, all in a quest to complete the Antarctica Marathon. Revealing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hanc, John.
Coolest race on Earth.
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008029677
(OCoLC)228365476
Named Person: John Hanc; John Hanc
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Hanc
ISBN: 9781569764107 1569764107 9781556529177 1556529171 1306051738 9781306051736
OCLC Number: 750236189
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 216 p., plates) : ill.
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, all in a quest to complete the Antarctica Marathon. Revealing the runners' struggles against melting glaciers and hostile skuas, the narrative also recounts their unique experiences with curious penguins and whale sightings. Spotlighting the people.

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