Race Around the World

Surfin' the South Pole:  Penn State physicist Doug Cowen
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As part of our ongoing series called Sports that are Not Football, here's a snow sport that's literally cooler than the Olympics: the annual "Race Around the World." Each year on Christmas Day, researchers at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station take a couple of laps around the geographic South Pole. Penn State physicist Doug Cowen was there for this year's big race, and has this report. For Doug Cowen's audio diary and more photos of the Race Around the World, click here


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