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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Triple Ironman Frank Fumich treks to North Pole

When the Washington Post last checked on Frank Fumich, the 44-year-old Arlington native and Spartan Death Race survivor was completing the Virginia Triple Iron Triathlon in 48:03, good for sixth place. (That’s 48 hours and three minutes, for three consecutive Ironman triathlons.)

Never one to rest on his laurels (see his list of endurance exploits in that previous column), Fumich trekked to the North Pole in April with two friends and a guide. The six-day, 70-mile trek was self-supported; each man pulled a sled packed with more than 100 pounds of gear. Fumich completed the trip two months after back surgery, despite a doctor’s orders not to pull any heavy loads.

It was 25 degrees below zero at the top of the world, Fumich reports, but the group had nearly 24 hours of light each day. Fumich raised about $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Check out a video on the expedition.


Read more from Lenny Bernstein in the MisFits column, including his article about Fumich’s quest to complete the triple Ironman.

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