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British Woman Becomes First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

by Kathy Jones on December 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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 British Woman Becomes First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

Welsh adventurer Maria Leijerstam, 35, became the first person to cycle to the South Pole after pedaling 500 miles across Antartica on Thursday.

Leijerstam finished the race in just ten days - 12 days before scheduled finish.


Her three-wheel customised recumbent bike PolarCycle and daring route gave her the edge over her two male competitors - American Daniel Burton and Spaniard Juan Menendez Granados.

She set off from the Novo Russian air force base on Dec, 16, and for 10 days survived on heating her freeze-dried food by melting snow on a small stove inside her wind blasted tent.

Source: ANI


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