In 2010 he completed the marathon des sables, which consists of the. Again, james wrote about this experience in his book, race to the pole. The marathon finishes at muktuk adventures just off the takhini river. The national outdoor expo is a utopia for outdoor enthusiasts and provides all of the inspiration, kit, tech, nutrition and advice needed to get outside and get active. Book motivational speaker and olympian james cracknell obe for your event. Ultra marathon adventure racing across canadas frozen north mark hines on. He would finish second, before finishing the 2012 london marathon in under three hours. For 15 years, its been held in canadas yukon territory. James cracknell has many sporting achievements to his name, from. In 2010 he completed the marathon des sables, which consists of completing the.
James cracknell, 46, rows himself into the boat race record books. In 2012, james became one of the fastest celebrities to run the london marathon, with a time of under three hours. Watch coldest race on earth with james cracknell season 1. James cracknell obe is an inspiring sportsman, double olympic gold medallist. After surviving a nearfatal cycling accident, james cracknell takes to his bike. He then went on to complete the yukon arctic ultra, cycling over 430 miles in the race. He then went on to complete the yukon arctic ultra, cycling over 430 miles in. The yukon quest is considered the toughest sled dog race in the world.
He finished second in the 430mile race across the frozen alaskan countryside, beaten only by british cyclist alan sheldon. Book james cracknell olympian and adventurer gordon. James on his fattyred snow bike during the yukon arctic ultra photo. The yukon arctic ultra is a series of nonstop multiday races that take place concurrently beginning in whitehorse, yukon at the beginning of february each year. Held in february, the arctic ultra offers four distances. The race is billed as the toughest ultramarathon in. James cracknell proud to have made cambridge team for boat. He ran the london marathon on 23 april 2006, in a time of 3 hours, finishing over an. Coldest race on earth with james cracknell advertisement. In 2010 he completed the marathon des sables, which consists of the completing the equivalent of six marathons in six days. James edward cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is a british athlete, rowing champion and double olympic gold medalist and prospective conservative party politician.
Cracknell began rowing whilst attending the independent kingston grammar school and rowed. As i can relate to a lot of the in side knowledge given be a real ultra marathoner to a wannabe this book has just fired me up. Read james cracknell proud to have made cambridge team for boat race against oxford as he rows into record books latest on itv news. The race takes place every february here in canadas yukon.
Cracknell, a selfobsessed cycling addict, chose to ride the full route by mountain bike. James edward cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is a british athlete, rowing champion and double olympic gold medalist. Book olympic rower james cracknell, motivational speaker. Participation in the yucon arctic ultra race is definitely a challenge the mere idea of waking up and going straight into the cold water was, at first, quite strange. He was married to tv and radio presenter beverley turner, he and his wife have three children. But, just six months after the accident, cracknell was back on the bike, lining up to face the yukon arctic ultra a 430mile race, on foot, on skis or by mountain bike, up the frozen yukon river in north west canada. Despite his life changing brain injury, cracknell was back on the tracks just sixth months later, competing in the yukon arctic ultra, a race across the frozen alaskan countryside. Coldest race on earth with james cracknell what time is. The marathon, 100300430 mile races follow the course of the yukon quest.
Tuesday, february 11 19c wednesday, february 12 19c thursday, february 21c. The 100 mile racers will go from whitehorse to braeburn. The yukon arctic ultra has a strong claim to being the worlds coldest and toughest ultra. Ultra marathon adventure racing across canadas frozen north as want to read. James edward cracknell, is a british athlete, rowing champion and double olympic gold medalist. The yukon arctic ultra takes place on the yukon quest trail on frozen lakes and rivers and beautiful wilderness trails on the yukon. The start is in downtown whitehorse, the territorial capital, and from there the racers can choose their own adventure. Cracknell, a selfobsessed cycling addict, chose to ride the full route by. Six months after his cycling accident which damaged his frontal lobe see below, cracknell competed in the yukon arctic ultra. In 2010 he completed the marathon des sables, which consists of completing the equivalent of six marathons in six days. Having run marathon des sables and looking for the next challenge the yukon arctic seems to be the obvious choice as i also like the cold and dark days. Most nights of the nineday race saw temperatures dip below 40c. Yukon arctic ultra information by the complete marathon resource and community. James cracknell runs for the wire in the marathon des sables this article is more than 10 years old former olympic rower competes in 156mile race through desert strapped up for scientific tests.
James edward cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is a british athlete, rowing champion and. Here we go, david brabec s final video from the montane yukon arctic ultra 2020. James cracknell obe motivational olympic speaker raise the bar. The 300 mile racers will keep on going all the way to pelly farm. Choose to race the 430 mile, 300 mile, 100 mile or marathon distance either by snow mountain bike, cross country ski or by foot. British man could lose toes after running in yukon arctic. Complete directory of marathons, marathon results, athlete and race news, marathon history, training schedules, chat, email, marathoning humor everything for the marathon runner and marathon fan. This years yukon arctic ultra, a gruelling trek of 300 miles, experienced delays due to extreme cold.
However, most of the video freatures this year and particularly the finish line in braeburn. Now, for the fifth anniversary, the yukon arctic ultra is going the distance 740 kilometres, whitehorse to dawson on the heels of the yukon quest sled dog race. The yukon ultra marathon, or the toughest race in the world, kicks off. He then went on to complete the yukon arctic ultra, cycling over 430 miles in the race across the frozen alaskan countryside.
Coldest race on earth with james cracknell previous image 1 10 next just months after surviving a nearfatal cycling accident, james takes to his bike again, to test the limits of human survival in a race that only a handful of endurance athletes in the world have ever attempted the yukon arctic ultra. This is a gruelling 430mile journey up the frozen yukon river in canada, which james made on a mountain bike. James cracknell olympic gold medal winner booking agent. James conveys how important decision making under pressure is an integral part of the yukon artic ultra marathon.
Yukon arctic ultra boasts 430mile race and no prize money. Ultra marathon adventure racing across canadas frozen north. Robert pollhammer, the organizer of the yukon arctic ultra, said this is the worst incident in the races 15year history. The yukon arctic ultra bills itself as the worlds coldest and toughest ultra. The same year he also completed the yukon arctic ultra a 430mile bike. James is a key event host for fundraisers and charity events, due to his personal passion for fundraising. Where dog teams once slid and scrambled now human power chases up the trail. Daytime temperatures around 20 degrees are considered positively warm while overnight the temperature drops into the 30s and occasionally crosses 40. The outdoors is for everyone and we want to help you discover the best britain has to offer and the benefits that outdoor activity can bring. Thats the deal that the 40 racers participating in the yukon arctic ultra signed up for this year, when agreeing to. James cracknell net worth page 2 of 2 spears magazine.
The winner of the yukon arctic ultra was the only one to. Documentary covering the worlds coldest and toughest ultra race. He finished second in the 430mile race across the frozen alaskan countryside, beaten only by british cyclist alan sheldon who beat cracknells 163. The cold, hard reality of racing the yukon arctic ultra temperatures were brutally low at this years running of the 300mile competition, and. The cold, hard reality of racing the yukon arctic ultra. The montane yukon arctic ultra will follow the yukon quest trail, the trail of the worlds toughest sled dog race. James cracknell runs for the wire in the marathon des sables. This year 2020 athletes will choose to race the 300 mile, 100 mile or marathon distance either by snow mountain bike, cross country ski or by foot. Cracknells participation in the race was filmed for the documentary, the coldest race on earth, which was aired on the discovery channel. Cracknell was appointed obe for services to sport in the 2005 new year honours list. Professional footballers, cyclists, marathon runners and tennis players are all. For all those interested in the worlds toughest and coldest race for mountain bikers, runners and. Married to tv and radio presenter beverley turner, he and his wife have three children. James wrote about this experience in his book, race to the pole.1480 68 497 1018 1094 1380 589 456 1100 746 1432 22 1193 1579 698 43 456 340 996 777 485 602 1488 854 1415 712 351 793 352 952 727 600 1427 1317 935 1299 136 1466 428 932 1488 766 276