Romanian Vlad Pop wins the 120-mile race of the North Pole ultra-marathon
Vlad Adrian Crisan Pop won the 120-mile race, the short version of the “6633 Arctic Ultra” ultra-marathon of the North Polar Circle, as he signed up in this contest with the intention of raising scholarship money for cancer-affected children, ziare.com informs.
“WINNER of the 120 mile 6633 Ultra was Crisan Pop Vlad Adrian from Romania!!
Unfortunately our live video didn’t post of him crossing the finish line but from the start he smiled the entire way to the finish line!! Awesome guy and what a fantastic result!!” the organisers wrote.
“He signed up for the 6633 Arctic Ultra race for one reason, to collect money for the cancer affected children. He wants to establish 100 scholarships for 100 children from the MagiCamp. Scholarships of RON 500 per month for one year,” a release posted on the MagiCamp Association’s Facebook page reads.
Monday morning, another Romanian, Avram Iancu, was to continue the race of 380 miles (619 km) of the ultra-marathon.
The athlete from Petrosani is on the eighth position and is heading to the fifth check point in Aklavik, 211.1 miles from the start, the competition’s website reads.