First person to cycle to the South Pole
Maria Leijerstam
10/14/56 first
Not Applicable (Antarctica)

British cyclist Maria Leijerstam departed from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica on 17 December 2013 on her recumbent tricycle. She reached the South Pole 10 days 14 hr 56 min later, on 27 December 2013, having covered 638 km (396.43 miles).

Until day 5, Maria carried all her own equipment. On day 5, Maria took the decision to become a supported expedition as her daily mileage was dropping and her knee was causing major problems.