The world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon (Noordpool marathon), was held for the fourth time. 38 runners from 14 countries lined up at 5:30 AM on Wednesday 7 April 2009 to start this gruelling 42 km race over the polar ice. Among them, for the first time, was a Dutchman: Rob Plijnaar from Utrecht. The temperatures for the race were the coldest ever, from -37C to -47C. You can find the film trailer of the North Pole Marathon at the bottom of this page and on the Marathon Movies page.