Each year McMurdo hosts a marathon. This year, Byron Adams ran the 1/2 marathon, and Ed Ayres ran the full marathon. The route for the full marathon starts on the ice shelf near Scott Base, goes past Willy Field airport, and on to Pegasus airport, where you turn around and head back the same way. The half marathon uses the same route going from Pegasus towards Scott Base.

The weather was perfect by Antarctic standards – barely any wind, blue skies, but cold enough to keep the ice we were running on frozen (nobody likes running through slushy snow!)

On your marks…
On your marks

After 4 hours 38 minutes Ed crossed the finished line.
Ed's finish

Byron finished the 1/2 marathon in 2 hours and 16 minutes. Way to go guys!!
Byron's finish