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Tulsans Continue Icy Tradition With Polar Bear Plunge

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Participants ran two miles and jumped into three swimming pools. Participants ran two miles and jumped into three swimming pools.
This year's run wasn't nearly as chilly as last year. This year's run wasn't nearly as chilly as last year.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

No ambulances this year, as Tulsans continued an icy tradition - racing to be the first to splash into the New Year! Dozens suited up for this year's Polar Bear Race and Plunge.

It's a two-mile course, and along the way, racers have to jump in and out of three swimming pools.

"Three pools, and after each pool it felt like a suit of ice. It was just so cold," said Steven Trellys.

Five people had to be treated for hypothermia after last year's Polar Bear Plunge. A warm tent, bonfires, and hot pizza helped racers stay warm this year.

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