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RUNderful! Italian police officer runs 39 km in extreme Russian cold03:21

RUNderful! Italian police officer runs 39 km in extreme Russian cold

Russian Federation, Oymyakonsky District, Sakha Republic
January 22, 2019 at 14:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian extreme runner and policeman Paolo Venturini ran just shy of a marathon in the extremely cold temperatures of -52 degrees Celsius (-61,6 Fahrenheit) in Russia’s Oymyakonsky District, Sakha Republic, on Sunday.

Venturini covered a distance of 39 kilometres (24.2 miles), running from the village of Tomtor to Oymyakon, reaching the finish line in 3 hours and 54 minutes. He was accompanied by a doctor, an interpreter, two cameramen and his wife.

According to Venturini, he spent about a year preparing for the challenge.

"I would recommend to pay more attention to everyday life here, because the Yakutians are well trained and used to living in such a climate. However, for those who are not familiar with that it can be very dangerous," said the runner after the marathon.

It was not the first time the Italian tested his mettle. Venturini previous ran a marathon in the extreme heat of the Dasht-e Lut desert in Iran.

RUNderful! Italian police officer runs 39 km in extreme Russian cold03:21
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Italian extreme runner and policeman Paolo Venturini ran just shy of a marathon in the extremely cold temperatures of -52 degrees Celsius (-61,6 Fahrenheit) in Russia’s Oymyakonsky District, Sakha Republic, on Sunday.

Venturini covered a distance of 39 kilometres (24.2 miles), running from the village of Tomtor to Oymyakon, reaching the finish line in 3 hours and 54 minutes. He was accompanied by a doctor, an interpreter, two cameramen and his wife.

According to Venturini, he spent about a year preparing for the challenge.

"I would recommend to pay more attention to everyday life here, because the Yakutians are well trained and used to living in such a climate. However, for those who are not familiar with that it can be very dangerous," said the runner after the marathon.

It was not the first time the Italian tested his mettle. Venturini previous ran a marathon in the extreme heat of the Dasht-e Lut desert in Iran.

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