Australia’s Donna Urquhart runs record-breaking 1300km ultramarathon in Antarctica

January 15, 2024

Endurance runner and pain scientist Donna Urquhart has broken the world record for the longest run in a polar region after completing a 1300 km ultramarathon across Antarctica.

Urquhart said she set out to claim the record in some of the harshest and coldest conditions on earth to not only push the limits of her own body but also to inspire other women and girls. In order to prepare for the polar marathon, Urquhart trained for nine months, with her training involved running on a treadmill in a refrigerated shipping container that mimicked the conditions she would face, but nothing compared to actually experiencing Antartica first hand. Women’s Agenda