Tom Sjogren (also spelled Sjögren) is a US explorer originally from Sweden who has completed the Three Poles Challenge - climbing Mount Everest (in 1999, after three previous attempts) and leading unsupported expeditions to the North and South Poles. He completed the Three Poles Challenge with his wife, Tina; they are the first married couple to achieve this and she is the first woman to do so. They billed themselves at the time as "T & T". They also broke broadcasting records on two of their three expeditions: the world altitude broadcasting record on Everest and the first live audiovisual broadcast from the Antarctic ice cap (in November 2001). They reached the South Pole on February 2, 2002. On their expedition to the North Pole, they also broadcast live, and broke the speed record with a time of 118 days, reaching the Pole on 29 May 2002. At both poles, they raised an American flag a friend had found on the street in New York on September 11.
Sjogren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov 8, 1959. He married Tina Sjogren, a political refugee born in Prague, in 1983, and the couple emigrated to New York in 1996. In Stockholm, they had a nationwide toilet paper delivery service, Easyshop.
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