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WORLD RECORD: German INTERSPORT athlete Anja Blacha is the first human being to reach the south pole solo in 57 days 18 hours and 50 minutes – and sets a new record in extreme sports with her pioneering trip

29-year-old Anja Blacha from Bielefeld, supported by INTERSPORT, reached the South Pole within the planned 60 days and after more than 1,400km on her Antarctic expedition. Anja Blacha is thus the first person to have made it to the South Pole solo, unassisted & unsupported and only on skis on this route length. Heilbronn, 10… Read More »

E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup

TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Water quality tests at Odaiba Marine Park found fecal bacteria levels far exceeded accepted limits, organizers said, forcing them to pull the plug on… Read More »