Arctic Achievers

FWD North Pole Finishers Make History

There had been 16 North Pole marathons since its inception in 2002. The 17th race will take place on April 9, 2019.


Here are a few finishers who made history:


2004: Mark Pollock, a guided blind athlete

2006: Kenwynne Barber (GBR), 66 years old, the oldest woman to complete the North Pole Marathon

2007: Thomas Maguire (IRL) set men’s record of 3:36:10

William Tan, who raced on wheelchair

2010: Jamie Cuthbertson, another guided blind runner

2014: Anne-Marie Flammersfeld (GER) set women's record, clocking in at 4:52:45

2016: Michel Ribet (FRA /USA), 78 years old, the oldest man to complete the marathon

Paul Grealish (IRL) completed five North Pole marathons (2004, 2012, 2014, 2015), setting the record for the most marathons ran by one person.

2017: Victor Consunji (PHL), 38 years old, the first Filipino to finish the marathon

2018: Louie Sangalang (PHL), the first Filipino cancer survivor to finish the marathon