Lots of good articles, blogs, and photo galleries.
Article and video from FOX 21 (Duluth).
Pre-race article in Duluth News Tribune.
Post-race article in Duluth News Tribune.
Note from Geoffrey Archibald, who fell but finished.
Gallery from Burgess Eberhardt.
Blog post from Jill Martindale, a cyclist. She was the 1st woman to finish and set a new record.
Blog post from Scott Kummer.
Blog post from Sveta Vold, a cyclist.
Post from Ashley Helco, a runner.
Note from Steve Sylvester, who gave us all a scare...
Blog post from Daniel Slater, a runner.
Gallery and pics for sale from Lori Dobbs.
Blog posts from Christopher Tassava, a cyclist - part I, part II, and part III.
Blog post from Todd Hunter, a cyclist.
Blog post from Jeff Rock, a runner.
Blog post from Jared VanderHook, a runner.
Blog post from Kari Anne Gibbons, a runner.
Blog post from Steve Cannon, a cyclist.
Article from Pamela Gonzalez, a cyclist.
Blog post from Pintz Guzld, er Paul Zeigle, a cyclist.
Blog post and gallery from Jason Johnson/GearJunkie.
Blog post from Lisa Paulos, a runner.
Blog post from Rachel Utecht, a runner.
Album from Thomas Woods, a cyclist:
Album from Lora Woods (Thomas' wife):
Galleries from Jason Johnson (a bunch of galleries at this link).
Album of all finishers:
And that's a wrap, folks.
Congratulations to all competitors.
Special thanks to the race directors, Ken and Jackie Krueger.
This race would not happen without the efforts of the dozens of
volunteers who spend many days in the great white north, many managing
their efforts on only a few hours sleep over the course of the race.
The sponsors also provide valuable support with product for racers and
money to defray costs. Of course, all remaining funds are donated to
the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Safe Families for Children -
Minnesota, and the International Falls Hunger Coalition.
Items of note:
156 competitors started this morning in International Falls, MN on their way to Fortune Bay Casino near Tower. Temperature was about 15 deg (F).
There are 85 bikers, 59 runners, 11 skiers, and 2 runners with kick sleds.
Official results can be found HERE.
Unofficial tracking during the race can be found HERE.
The roster for the 2017 Arrowhead 135 has been published. You can find it in the 'Race Info/Registration' menu, '2017 Roster' menu item.
Note there are changes/additions forthcoming in the next couple of days.
Update Nov 1: Roster updates can be found by clicking HERE.
Update Jan 3, 2017: More roster updates! Bib numbers have also been assigned.
On January 28, 2013, the Adventure Minnesota Film crew consisting of 13 volunteers drove north to the frozen and remote wilderness of northern Minnesota to capture one of the toughest winter ultra races on our planet, the Arrowhead 135. Racers were allowed to attempt the challenging 135-mile terrain on foot, bike or ski and given only 60 hours to complete the course. Completely self-supported, there were only three checkpoints along the way that followed a snowmobile trail through forest and swampland from International Falls to Fortune Bay Casino on Lake Vermillion.The combination of cold, challenging terrain and lack of sleep racers encounter at the Arrowhead 135 conquer even the most hearty and experienced racers. Strength and endurance alone does not ensure a finish. The Arrowhead 135 requires experience, patience, fortitude and will. All to arrive at a finish line that may not have anyone present to applaude the accomplishment.To capture the race, the Adventure Minnesota Film crew followed three racers from start to finish: Bonnie Moebeck on bike, John Storkamp on foot and Mark Scotch on skis. Each of the racers brought their own energy and experience to the start line. Moebeck, only two years recovered from a rare bacteria illness that nearly took her life, was attempting the race for the very first time. Storkamp, a seasoned Arrowhead 135 veteran and four-time winner brought experience and know-how to his 8th run on the trail. Scotch, reasonably new to the ultra scene, raced for his 2nd time. With a laid back approach and a glint of competition in his eye, Scotch chose to ski the 135 miles to Fortune Bay Casino. The weather was in his favor.The Adventure Minnesota Film crew now faces an ultra of its own, editing the 30+ hours of footage into a 15-20 minute film that captures the essence of the Arrowhead 135. Each of the racers placed differently. Not all of them crossed the finish line, and none of them were expecting the snowstorm that swept the course on day two.
Click HERE to either rent or purchase it from Vimeo.
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