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British runner transforms into a yeti during marathon

A British runner named Ted Jackson transformed into a Yeti as he competed in the North Pole Marathon on April 16. In the video, Jackson, who has a thick mustache and beard, can be seen talking about the race before it begins. Then during the race, his mustache and beard gets all covered with snow and ice, transforming him into a Yeti. The North Pole marathon is one of the toughest marathons in the world. It’s run on the waters of the frozen Arctic sea ice just 40 km from the actual North Pole. More than 60 athletes from over 20 nations took part in this year’s race, all vying for glory. Nearly all the runners protected their skin against the harsh conditions. Their clothing includes a full-faced balaclava, goggles, gloves and mittens, long johns, waterproof running pants and several layers of thermal clothing under a “shell.” British athlete Ted Jackson was more sparse with his attire. Despite a temperature of minus 30 degrees celsius, Jackson managed to run the 42-km course in just thin running gear and a wooly hat.

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