The third Antarctic Ice Marathon will take place on 12 December 2007. The Marathon is run at 80 degrees south in the foothills of the Ellsworth Mountains and is the southernmost marathon in the world.
The runners will endure sub-zero temperatures and snow and ice underfoot. What sort of people to rise to this extreme physical and mental challenge?
In January 2006, Mike Pierce became one of just nine people to start and complete the very first Antarctic Ice Marathon. Mike has a triathlon background and trained twice a week in a 58ft x 40ft freezer as part of his preparation for the Ice Marathon! Watch an interview with Mike on Forbes Video Network:
Mike collected more than 100 books about the Antarctic and its explorers. Through donations, he has raised money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) via his participation in the Antarctic race.
Here’s a secondary assembly on personal journeys. The assembly aims to enable students to consider discovering their own potential by taking a positive attitude, working hard and using opportunities as they arise.