Galway man wins South Pole Marathon

A Galway man has won the inaugural South Pole Marathon.

A Galway man has won the inaugural South Pole Marathon.

Richard Donovan ran the 26 miles and 385 yards in a time of 08:52:03.

The marathon, which was organised by Adventure Network International, was run in temperatures of minus 35C.

Donovan, who ran the event in aid of GOAL’s street children project in Calcutta and the GSPCA, suffered frostbite, snow blindness and hypothermia during the race.

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