Dienstag, 19. Februar 2008

Arrowheadultra


P1010140, ursprünglich hochgeladen von noturningback

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Arrowheadultra...135 Meilen (nein nicht KM!) bei extremer Kälte. Was es so alles gibt...

Zitat aus der Veranstalterhomepage:

Only the toughest dare apply!
Once again the weather forecast was over-optimistic and for the fourth year in a row, the 2008 event took place in under -20 degrees F. On the second night the actual temps sunk to -22 degrees F in Int'l Falls, so probably 5 degrees less in remote low spots on the trail.
However, during the first day of the course the temps had hit a balmy +35 degrees F and it was funny to hear racers complain it was too warm, sweating, and struggling to slog through the mushy snow. Wet shoes eventually solidified into ice boots when temps dropped at night.
The second half of the course became faster and easier to navigate as the sub-zero temps hardened the trail surface. Contrary to previous years, there was no moon. So dark, the clear skies revealed what seemed to be many more large bright stars than usual. A few people heard wolves howling in the distance and noticed paw prints on the trail.
By last day, the 2008 Arrowhead had 27 finishers of over 50 starters...the best percentage yet:Three new course records were established--
FOOT M- John Storkamp new course time: 40h 30min
SKI M- Phillipp Finzel new course time: 36h 35min
SKI F- Bria Schurke time: 53h 11min, First woman skier ever to finish, youngest finisher ever. Note: Dave Pramann missed his previous bike record in 2006 by only 3 minutes.

The Arrowhead Winter Ultra is a non-profit human powered ultramarathon on bike, foot or skis, covering 135 miles across the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota from International Falls near the Canadian border to Tower, MN. The course follows a scenic, hilly, State multi-purpose trail under extreme winter conditions the first Monday of February.

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