First runner David Johnston is 13 miles from the finish line in McGrath this morning.
Amy Breen winds the women’s race in the 350 mile in 5 days 6 hours and 23 minutes. Congratulations Amy!!
Dan Lockery, Jay Cable and John Logar as well as Amy Breen the leading woman is on the home stretch to McGrath this morning. It’s 30 below out there!!Go Amy!! Dan is only the second rookie on route to the finish so far.
John Lackey is the 8th rider to arrive in McGrath. 4 days 17 hours 25 minutes. It’s -30.
He reports riding Puntilla to Rohn in 13 hours!! That just shows you how it is just a matter of timing. Everyone else ahead reported strong winds, drifting snow. It took many riders 20+ hours to cover that stretch of trail this year.
It’s 20 below in McGrath again this morning. We expect John Lackey anytime now. His tracker is not working. Peter Schneiderheinze has omlettes and mancakes ready for racers. Dan Lockery and Jay Cable left Nikolai just a few minutes ago. It appears Tim Hewitt bivied just before Nikolai, unless his tracker is not working. David Johnston is the lone runner crossing the 80 mile stretch between Rohn and Nikolai,as well as Jim Ishman has left Rohn. There are currently 15 racers at the remote outpost with a cabin and wall tent in Rohn. We have a really great crew there taking care of racers: OE, Tammy and Adrian.
Temperature is -24 this morning in McGrath. We are expecting Clinton Hodges this morning, he is 11.4 miles out of McGrath.