Listed below are the race results of previous years.
2002 - 2005 Summary Results
17 April, 2003
This first exploratory competitive race was jointly operated by several entities and had 10 competitors in action. Martin Tighe (GBR) was the winner in temperatures of -29C and difficult snow conditions throughout much of the course.
1. Martin Tighe (GBR) 5:02:10 2. Richard Donovan (IRL) 3. Dave Kanners (USA) 4. Brent Weigner (USA) 5. Helmut Linzbichler (AUT) =5. Wolfgang Schwarzaeugl (AUT) =5. Hans van Heerden (RSA) 8. Mary Ritz (USA) - Female 9. Andrey Chirkov (RUS) 10. Don Kern (USA) *Paul Ruesch (USA) also ran a marathon at the North Pole, although not participating in the race with the rest of the entrants due to a delayed arrival by him.
10 April, 2004
Following the 2003 North Pole Marathon, the business known as Polar Running Adventures was established by Richard Donovan to operate future marathons at the pole. The 2004 race proved a popular success with explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes included among the fifteen participants.
1. Sean Burch (USA) 3:43:17 2. Ranulph Fiennes (GBR) 3. Timothy Mitchell-Smith (GBR) 4. Brent Weigner (USA) 5. Steven Seaton (GBR) 6. Noel Bresland (GBR) 7. Diarmuid Smyth (IRL) 8. Paul Grealish (IRL) =8. Fearghal Murphy (IRL) 10. John O'Regan (IRL) =10. Mark Pollock (IRL) 12. Pearse Allen (IRL) 13. Maurice Boland (IRL) 14. Stevie Matthews (GBR) - Female 15. John Lally (IRL)
13 April, 2005
With one plane chartered for the 2005 North Pole Marathon, a capacity race field of 25 competitors was easily reached. However, like other North Pole expeditions in 2005, the North Pole Marathon was cancelled due to a dispute between French and Russian logistics operators. All participants were refunded their money or given a free trip the following year.