Monday, February 05, 2007

Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold

They’re off and the race is on!

46 racers speed off from a staggered start, which went from 07:30 to 09:30. From a total of 49 registered competitors, two skiers (#18- Bria Schurke, and #49- Chris Maher) and one cyclist (#20-Gregg Pattison) did not start. It was a sunny and bright morning, if perhaps a bit brisk at –33 C (-28 F).

This year there are three Brazilian runners (Rodrigo Cerquiera, Marta Arato, and Mario Lacerda) who say they are concerned about the cold. Because you must be self-sufficient, they are bringing charcoal with them, and intend to grill their way to the finish.

Report at 13:00
This first day appears to be separating the herd. There are three DNF’s (Did Not Finish). #39- Joe Galloway dropped out at 11:00. Bikers #10- Laurie Woodbury and #11- Richard Woodbury dropped just before noon.

NOTE: Any errors, grammatical anomalies or typographical mistakes during the event are solely the fault of the monitor.

The Following Guy

3 Comments:

Blogger NAJA said...

Jacob's family send a brazilian positive vibration to the "cascas grossas" Marta Arato , Mario Lacerda and Rodrigo Cerqueira.How are they?
Good luck for all!

2:46 PM  
Blogger dallas said...

Best wishes to all participants , I have a very deep respect for you all.
I would also like to thank the all event staff for this amazing endeavor and the opportunity to follow it along it's chilly way.

Dallas Sigurdur
Winnipeg, Manitoba

8:19 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

More news please? We're all rooting for these guys and gals out in cyberspace and hope they're doing well. Go Doug and Simmons!

7:35 AM  

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