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Deense triatleet haalt finish Iceman, de eerste volledige triatlon op Antarctica
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Deense triatleet haalt finish Iceman, de eerste volledige triatlon op Antarctica

De Deense triatleet Anders Hofman is er in geslaagd om als eerste een volledige triatlon te finishen op Antarctica. Hofman doopte zijn avontuur de ‘Iceman’. Hij legde 3,8 km zwemmen, 180 km fietsen en 42 km lopen af in ijzige omstandigheden. De Deen had er uiteindelijk 73 uur voor nodig om de finish van de Iceman te halen…

Hofman zwom 3.8 kilometer in water met temperaturen onder het vriespunt, fietste 180 kilometer op een speciale fiets die was bestand tegen soms diepe sneeuw en vooral veel ijs, en daarna liep hij dus ook nog een marathon. Overigens ging er aan de triatlon al een boottocht van Argentinië naar Antarctica vooraf: alleen deze reis nam al een paar weken in beslag. En de triatlon zelf werd ook nog eens voor 27 uur onderbroken wegens extreme wind en een sneeuwstorm.

Het zwemmen kostte Hofman 1:10 uur, het fietsen 33:33 uur en het lopen duurde dus bijzonder lang vanwege de noodgedwongen tussenstops. ,,Antarctica heeft ons haar meest wrede kant laten zien”, aldus de atleet. ,,Op een gegeven moment vreesde een aantal van ons zelfs voor hun leven. Maar, we hebben het gehaald. Ik wilde laten zien dat de grenzen die we onszelf vaak stellen, slechts een perceptie zijn van wat we daadwerkelijk kunnen bereiken. Dat iedereen buitengewone dingen kan bereiken door passie, extreme toewijding en een immens geloof in jezelf.”

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Day 26: Iceman hangover and escaping the storm It feels so freaking awesome that the Iceman is done. Here three days after, I’m still trying to comprehend everything that happened. The body is starting to feel good again. Been catching up on some much needed sleep and rest. The only soreness left is my lower back, my right knee that was trashed after 3 crashes on the ice during the bike, and my toes that are still completely numb from being wet for 73 hours. Other than that, all is well. We are all very happy and relieved that we managed to finish what we came for. The team dinner after was one to remember and my first beer in ages tasted like heaven. The celebration was short though, as the day of finishing the Iceman was hectic. The blizzard had also kept the yacht crew battling the katabatic winds. Insane footage. With a new blizzard coming, we had to sail further south early Wednesday morning, which meant the team was busy getting everything down from the glacier and packed in record time the same day as I finished. Appreciate that they let me get some much needed rest. MVPs all around. We are now at the original location at Portal Point for a few days of fun before heading back towards Ushuaia around March 5. The scenery is absolutely incredible and the weather is amazing. The team also fulfilled their Iceman duties by jumping into the frozen water. We are finally getting back to “normal” here in Antarctica after the Iceman. Can’t wait to share more from this crazy adventure very soon! We’re back in Ushuaia March 10 and home in Copenhagen March 13. Starting to looking forward to it. #limitationsareperception #projecticeman

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Day 17: Bike test and camping on the glacier The fatbike has luckily survived the long trip and today I did the first test riding up the glacier to see if the route we made yesterday, was feasible to ride. It was past noon before we had everything ready for staying over night up at the camp. Together with it being the first day with sun and clear blue sky, the icy terrain had softened a lot. This made it difficult to ride up the 230m of elevation to the camp. The steepest part is the first 2 kms with sharp turns and ice rivers to cross. As a consequence, I did slide and fall, and I had to walk with the bike most of the way (had crampons on the bike shoes). However, when the ground is icy, I believe it will be perfect. I just have to start the biking part early in the morning. Getting closer to the camp, the terrain started to flatten out, which made it possible for me to ride the last km of the four up there. Here I saw the incredible work the guys said put into making the loop and camp yesterday. 3 tents in place and even a freaking ice cave with stairs down and 2 meter ceiling. For real! It’s one of the coolest things up ever seen. This is for safety and for me to transition from the bike to the run. I then walked in snowshoes out in one of the 1 km arms going south from the camp to see part of the 4 km loop. Because the weather was so clear, you could see the mind blowing landscape. When going on the south part, I will be looking at the impressive mountaintop at Cape Legoupil. When going north, I will be looking at the bay filled with massive floating icebergs. That is if the weather is clear on the day of the Iceman. The route is beyond my imagination of how this would look in real life. Then darkness settled in and we had dinner. After dinner, I tested seeing part of the route with a head torch as I will for sure be doing part of the Iceman in darkness. Right now that’s around 6-7 hours. Insane day. Looking forward to testing the loop on the bike tomorrow and jumping in the -0.6 degree water for the first time. Fingers crossed for doing the Iceman this weekend. Good night from the glacier. #limitationsareperceptions #projecticemanlive

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