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The first to cross Antarctica alone

Posted at 4:17 PM, Dec 28, 2018

An American endurance athlete announced he is the first person to cross the continent of Antarctica, coast to coast, by himself without help.

Colin O’Brady took to Instagram to post photos and wrote, “Finish line!!! I did it!”

O’Brady said he began his trek at the Ronne ice shelf, traveled to the South Pole, then crossed to the Ross ice shelf.

He documented much of the trip on his Instagram page.

He said a wooden post in the background of one of the photos is the edge of the Ross ice shelf, which marked the end of his trip.

O’Brady said it took him 54 days to traverse the continent and revealed that he had covered the final 80 miles in one continuous push that lasted more than 32 hours.