Ice-encrusted runners take on Siberian marathon at -52C

January 12, 2024

A group of hardy Russians took part on Friday in one of the world’s most extreme running contests – a marathon held at -52 degrees Celsius (-62 Fahrenheit).

Runners underwent medical checks before the start of the event in Oymyakon, a settlement in Siberia, and were provided with broth, hot tea and snacks at refreshment points along the route.

Wrapped up from head to foot against the cold, a total of 38 people competed in the marathon and half-marathon events, local media said. Reuters