© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Race in Siberia sets the record for coldest marathon

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. There's a new marathon record to contend with, but it's got nothing to do with speed. Last weekend, the Yakutia Cold Pole Marathon (ph) in Siberia became the coldest marathon on record. Runners braced against temperatures of negative-63 degrees Fahrenheit as frost coated their brows and eyelashes. The race started early since temperatures were expected to drop even lower. Only 65 runners competed, and about a hundred very dedicated supporters cheered them on. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Between now and Giving Tuesday, support the fact-based journalism you value with a financial contribution. Your investment keeps independent reporting available throughout mid-Michigan & beyond. Donate now to do your part to fund more local and national stories. Thank you!