Richard Parks at the South Pole
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Richard Parks claiming 'fastest Briton' record to reach South Pole

Former Wales rugby player-turned adventurer Richard Parks is claiming a record for the fastest solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Briton.

The former Wales and Newport Gwent Dragons flanker reached the South Pole at 05:24 GMT on Saturday.

The 1,150km (715 mile) journey took 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes.

This sets a new British record and is the second fastest recorded time in history.

He talks about how he felt when he completed the challenge and how he celebrated by eating cookies and crisps.

Parks 'fastest Brit to South Pole'

  • 04 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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