AN EX-SOLDIER has continued his quest to complete a polar mission of running marathons in the world’s coldest places.

Despite the world put off all forms of travel by continuously changing rules and regulations, British adventurer and Channel 4 Hunted star Jordan Wylie, who lives in Alresford, ran 26.2 miles in Antarctica last month.

After nearly three weeks of flights, quarantines, PCR tests, a library of documentation in his backpack and patiently waiting for weather windows to open from Antarctic storms, the intrepid former soldier and Army Cadets national ambassador made it to the Union Glacier in Antarctica where he ran a marathon in what is the coldest, windiest, iciest, highest and driest continent on the planet.

The continent is currently also the only continent in the world with zero Covid cases.

Jordan has already completed ice cool marathons in Siberia in Russia, Yukon in Canada, Alaska in the USA and Jökulsárlón in Iceland.

He said: “To accomplish a marathon at the end of the earth on in this magical place was an incredibly tough challenge, it was punishing from start to finish and unforgiving throughout.

“I had also carried an Achilles injury for the last 12 months which was really painful and caused me problems from around nine miles in, there was no way I was quitting though, it would of punished me mentally for the rest of my life having come this far.

“It was a great privilege to experience this majestic land that most people will never make it to, I feel very grateful for this incredible opportunity thanks to my incredibly kind sponsors at The Eton Harris Group.”

Jordan continued: “Many people asked me why I would want to travel to so far for an adventure in the current climate, my answer to them is that one thing I have learnt in the last 18 months is tomorrow is never promised and we must always embrace the here and now. Be safe, get your vaccines, follow the rules but keep living life to the full as you never know what’s around the corner.”

Jordan will now prepare for his next extreme marathon which will be even colder when he heads for the North Pole in April 2022 to continue his mission.

Previously, he has run through three of the most troubled countries in the world and covered 1,477 miles of Britain’s coastline on a paddleboard.