Wednesday, February 04, 2009

1st foot finisher Eric Johnson #13 is 13th

Eric Johnson, lucky number 13, finished (1st foot and 13th overall) at 6:08am Wed!

Biker Ken Krueger finished 6pm Tues, 11th place overall.
Biker Joel Austin finished midnight Wed am, 12th place overall.

Several bikers passed by the tipi and bivied on the trail south of the tipi, 16 miles out from the finish about midnight. (Nick Wethington, Steve Moulds and ?)

Chris Finch and a couple bikers, Jason Giddings and John Kurth, were picked up after midnight around Hwy 23 and went to hotel in Orr.

2 Navy guys on foot called on their cell phone to the finish line early Wed. am. They were south of tipi near Cook and Vermillion Rd crossing. Blaine Tonking was feeling sick and hypothermic, ambulance took him to Cook Hospital where he is fine. Luke Finney is continuing on the trail.

According to the weather channel, currently, the temperature in Tower is -29F (pure temp)
Orr is -27F and that does not include wind chill.
Intl Falls is -28F degrees.
Usually it is about 5 degrees colder in low, remote spots on the trail.


Blogger trailtreker said...

Congrats to the first foot finisher of the race! Do you have any information about the group from Brazil who just did the 135 in Brazil a week and a half ago and are trying to complete Arrowhead? I would really like to know.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Jarom Thurston was the only one to complete the BR135 just a week and a half ago. He made it to mile 90 and dropped out yesterday afternoon.
Marcio Villar has completed the BR135, but not this year. He is still out on the trail as of now.

Gary Thurston

9:53 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Way to go, Joel!!! Your sheer grit and skill are awesome.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

Yee-haw!! 'Ataway Joel!
Persistence does pay!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Ellen Hart said...

Congratulations to everyone that entered and persevered in the Arrowhead Ultra at any level for any length of time. We were so pleased to be a part of the event and meet such wonderful people - Thank you for sharing your time, your lives and your stories with us. We are proud of everyone - Gateway General Staff

5:34 PM  

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