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Into the blue: free-diving in Antarctica – in pictures

?ahika Ercümen, a world record-holding free-diver from Turkey, is diving in Antarctica as part of a scientific research mission. Photographer Özge Elif K?z?l is travelling with her to document the trip Continue reading…

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Runners brave freezing temperatures at Antarctic Ice Marathon – video

A handful of hardy runners brave extreme conditions and freezing temperatures at the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon, staged 600 miles from the South Pole. The first event took place in January 2006 and a race has been organised every year since. It offe…

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Kate Leeming hopes to complete world’s first ride across Antarctica with her custom bicycle – video

Meet the all-wheel drive fatbike dreamed up by Kate Leeming, from Perth, who plans to become the first person to cycle across Antarctica at the end of this year. Leeming is now raising funds and seeking sponsorship, drawing on her experiences of riding…

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Sport picture of the day: March of the penguins

The FA Cup trophy was taken on a jaunt down to the South Pole recently and placed next to a bunch of bemused penguins. Quite why is beyond us. The attached press release said something about the parallels of Antarctic exploration and FA Cup football – going on adventures and victory against the odds, that sort of thing – but frankly we’ll take any excuse to publish a bit of wildlife photography on sport

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