Stacking the Deck
Imagine a marathon in shorts and a singlet in the shadow of a 10,000 year old glacier.
The 2001 Antarctic Marathon, or The Last Marathon as it is called, was exactly that way. 1,154 more words
At the Antarctica Marathon, you must sometimes deal with defeat before knowing if you’ve succeeded.
There’s a reason why Antarctica was the last continent on which a marathon was staged: The chance for success there is always overshadowed by the near certainty of failure. 568 more words
The “Penguin Chronicles” actually began in 1995 as a series of e-mails to a group called The Dead Runners Society. At that time the Internet was much smaller than it is now and most of the users were either academics or government workers. 1,012 more words