Puerto Rican woman conquered Antarctica marathon, now she’s taking on the North Pole


Puerto Rico pride … 🇵🇷

Repeating Islands

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Lisa Richardson of Hastings, left, running the Antarctic Ice Marathon in November 2015, with Sasie Smittipatana of Thailand, center, and Teresa Strad of the Cayman Islands, right.

A report by Richard Chin for the Minnesota Star Tribune

Lisa Richardson loves marathons so much she’s going to the ends of the earth to run them.

In November 2015, the 41-year-old Hastings woman ran “the Southernmost Marathon on Earth,” the Antarctic Ice Marathon, on a glacier in the Antarctic continent.

On Sunday, she aims to run the North Pole Marathon, the world’s most northerly marathon.

Richardson’s parents are Puerto Rican, and Chad Richardson said he thinks his wife, who grew up in Ohio and Puerto Rico, will be the only Puerto Rican-American to run a marathon at both Antarctica and the North Pole.

She’s not the fastest or the most experienced runner.

Richardson has run seven marathons total since she…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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