In January 2015 Martin Szwed, 33, a German mountaineer, crossed the Antarctica all alone to reach the South Pole and in the process smashed a major world record into pieces, believed by many explorers to be impossible to break.
Martin travelled the distance of 1192km in 14 days, 18 hours and 43 minutes and broke the previous world record by 10 days set by Norwegian Christian Eide in January 2011 (24d+). Szwed also grabbed the record of travelling the longest distance in one day, 112.58 km, previously held by Eide with 90 km/day. Martin is also the first person to climb Mt. Vinson and cross the Antarctica.
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