Bai Bin, a Chinese man, has become the first to finished a 24,000 km, 433 days (14-month), fourteen country run from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean.
Beginning at the Great Wall Station in March 2018, Bai Bin arrived at the Arctic Ocean in Inuvik, N.W.T. in May 2019.
Bai Bin told the CBC he had a goal to do the journey in less than 300 days but several challenges along the way:
“I encountered many hardships along this journey, including severe weather, even kidnapping, also sickness, injuries,” he said. “I went through a lot, including high temperature, UV and instability in Central America. All these hardships made a huge impact on my race.”
On his GoFundMe page, Bai describes significant challenges in Central and South America. He says he suffered a bacterial infection in Colombia, lists two hospitalizations in Panama and says he was kidnapped in Mexico.