BAIKAL
ICE MARATHON Clean Water Preservation Run

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The Baikal Ice Marathon

Best for: Extreme marathoners

Distance: 26 miles Where: Siberia Hazards: Hypothermia, falling over.Frostbite Factor: 8 

Where do I sign: www.baikal-marathon.org

Biting northern winds, harsh temperatures: welcome to the Russian outpost of Siberia, famed for its hostile environment – just the place for a race. Lake Baikal is the world's seventh largest lake in the world and contains 20 per cent of the world's water. Just don't fall in it. Taking a shot of vodka before the Baikal Ice Marathon is a traditional ritual to help pacify the spirits of the great lake. It's fair to assume it's not something your endurance scientist is going to recommend though.

This man is Russian and clearly very hard.
 
This man is Russian and clearly very hard. © Louise Murray