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Polar Preet: Army Captain on target to beat South Pole record

Army Captain Harpreet Chandi is 28 days into a trek to the South Pole.

A retired British Army Major General believes Army Captain Harpreet Chandi could set a new record time on her solo and unsupported trek to the South Pole.

Captain Chandi is currently on day 28 of her attempt to become the first woman of colour to cross Antarctica unsupported.

Retired Major General Lamont Kirkland from the Team Army Sports Foundation, which is backing the challenge, told Forces News "there is the potential that Preet could actually break the record for the female route that she's on".

Watch: Polar Preet passes halfway mark of Antarctica expedition.

"She's well inside of what she planned for, even at this stage. When she reached the halfway point, she was about six days ahead, by estimate," he said.

In her latest blog post, Capt Chandi gave a special mention to BFBS for sponsoring her record-breaking Antarctic challenge.