BikeThe first ever mountain bike event at the North Pole took place on Saturday 7th April. The ‘North Pole Bike Extreme’ race saw fourteen competitors from 8 nations pedalling furiously in –21C on specially designed Crescent mountain bikes. Juan Antonio

1. Juan Antonio Alegre (Spain)
2. Peter Bell (Northern Ireland)
3. Bobby Bostic (USA)
4. Miguel Caselles (Spain)
5. Francesco Galanzino (Italy)
6. Robert Greaves (Wales)
7. David Horsley (England)
8. Kym McConnell (New Zealand)
9. Karen Michelsen (Canada)
10. Finbarr Murphy (Ireland)
11. Andrew Murray (Scotland)
12. Johan Soderstrom (Sweden)
13. Jukka Viljanen (Finland
14. Peder Stenson (Sweden) NAME NUMBER NATIONALITY ABBREV TEAM
William Tan 1 Singapore SIN
Dave Horsley 2 Great Britain GBR Raw Feet
Kym McConnell 3 New Zealand NZL Raw Feet
Raphael Rottgen 4 Germany GER Raw Feet
Steve Boswell 5 Great Britain GBR Slalom Globetrotters
Rob Greaves 6 Great Britain GBR Slalom Globetrotters
Sean Greaves 7 Great Britain GBR Slalom Globetrotters
Tom Aaker 8 USA USA Standard Chartered Bank
Katy Disley 9 Great Britain GBR Standard Chartered Bank
Kapil Johri 10 Great Britain GBR Standard Chartered Bank
Nick Rowe 11 Great Britain GBR Standard Chartered Bank
Juan Antonio Alegre 12 Spain ESP
Miguel Caselles 13 Spain ESP
Peter Bell 14 Northern Ireland NIR
Paul Gray 15 Northern Ireland NIR
Sean Cornwell 16 Great Britain / Italy GBR / ITA
Ed Stumpf 17 South Africa RSA
Miles Cudmore 18 Great Britain GBR
Patrick Waller 19 Great Britain GBR
Nick Gibbins 20 Great Britain GBR
Philip Stapleton 21 Great Britain GBR
Myung Jung Kim 22 South Korea / USA KOR / USA
Jeff Rutherford 23 USA USA
Onu Tareq Mahmud 24 Bangladesh BAN
Enam Ul Haque 25 Bangladesh BAN
Liubov Bleykh 26 Russia RUS
Bobby Bostic 27 USA USA
Marianne DeMarco 28 USA USA
Francesco Galanzino 29 Italy ITA
Alison Gill 30 Great Britain GBR
Susan Holliday 31 Great Britain GBR
Juergen Kuhlmey 32 Germany GER
Roberto Liano 33 Mexico MEX
Thomas Maguire 34 Ireland IRL
Karen Michelsen 35 Canada CAN
Finbarr Murphy 36 Ireland IRL
Andrew Murray 37 Great Britain GBR
Seow Kong Ng 38 Malaysia MAS
Paul Richer 39 Great Britain GBR
Richard Singer 40 Czech Republic CZE
Frank Staples 41 Great Britain GBR
Jukka Viljanen 42 Finland FIN
John Waerner 43 Sweden SWE
Richard Williams 44 Great Britain GBR

Marathon
On Saturday 7th April, the 2007 North Pole Marathon took place at the Geographic North Pole. Run in brilliant sunshine and –25C temperatures, more than 40 competitors from 22 nations took part in the 26.2-mile event, dubbed the world’s coolest marathon. First across the finish line was Thomas Maguire of Ireland who set a new course record of 3:36:10. Italy’s Francesco Galanzino took second place in 3:43:03 with Juan Antonio Alegre of Spain in third position with 3:56:33. Susan Holliday (Great Britain) won the women’s title in 5:50:04. For more information see www.npmarathon.com. Contact rd@npmarathon.com

Bike
The first ever mountain bike event at the North Pole took place on Saturday 7th April. The ‘North Pole Bike Extreme’ race saw fourteen competitors from 8 nations pedalling furiously in –21C on specially designed Crescent mountain bikes. Juan Antonio Alegre (Spain) won the 26.2-mile race in a time of ____. His Spanish compatriot Miguel Caselles took second place in _____ with Kym McConnell of New Zealand in third position. Alegre said he felt “on top of the world” after his victory. For more information see www.npbikeextreme.com. Contact rd@npbikeextreme.com.

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