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Teen Becomes Youngest to Finish Antarctica Marathon

Well, this will make you feel lazy: A 14-year-old just became the youngest person to complete a marathon on Antarctica. Yes, Antarctica.

Winter Vinecki, aptly named in this case, finished the Antarctica Marathon on March 30 in 4:49:45, which put her in third place for the women's race, Runner's World reported. That's more than four hours of running in 22-degree (Fahrenheit) weather.

Vinecki is attempting to run a marathon on all seven continents to bring attention to the plight of those with prostate cancer, after her father died of the disease in 2009. With Antarctica under her belt, she has Europe, Asia, South America and Australia to go. (She's already run marathons in North America and Africa.) She plans to complete all four before she turns 15. Amazing.

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Andrea Thompson
Andrea graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in 2004 and a Master's in the same subject in 2006. She attended the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University and graduated with a Master of Arts in 2006.