Only three remain in the toughest race

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Photo by Joe Bishop

Canadian Ilona Gyapay is one of only three competitors remaining in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, the toughest and coldest race in the world.  The other two athletes are Jethro de Decker from South Africa and Roberto Zanda from Italy.  All other competitors have dropped out and many had to be treated for frost bite.  Temperatures remain at extreme lows from -30C to -50C.  The race started on February 1st and the athletes have until February 9th at 10.30 am to complete the 480 km distance.



Photo by Martine Wolff