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Amy Breen from Palmer leading the women’s field

Amy Breen from Palmer is our new women’s leader out of Puntilla and on her way to Rohn on the most brutal stretch of trail this year.
Unfortunately Kara Lackey scratched in Puntilla. It is a push/walk most of the way, 60 miles. Behind her are Missy Schwarz of Fairbanks and Jeny Curiak of Colorado, both rookies. Amy is a veteran, she completed the 350 last year.Amy is 16 miles ahead of Jeny and Missy.

18 racers between Puntilla and Rohn

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image courtesey Anne Ver Hoef

There are 18 racers between Puntilla and Rohn a 65 mile stretch of trail with sugary snow and wind blown trails, slow for bikers and walkers allke and possibly taking racers 24 hours or more to cover this stretch of trail. The only year before the ITI used this route was in 2007, Usually we follow the Rainy Pass/Dalzell/Tatina route to Rohn.

130 mile finishers results

Finishers so far at Winterlake Lodge:

Kurt Barclay win 23:40
Dan Mutz second 1day 8 hrs 5 min
Lang Evans third 2 days 3 hrs 5 min
Marty Lindeke first foot division 2 days 4 hrs 36 min
Stephanie Melnchyuk first female bike 2 days 6 hrs 13 min
Sylvia Margraff second female biker 2 days 11 hrs 1 min
Sarah Coates third female biker 2 days 11 hrs 2 min
Alexandra Thornton 2 days 11 hours 3 min
Shaun Decasus second foot division 2 days 15 hrs
Erick Bassett third foot 2 days 15 hours 15 min

Congratulations all!!

Tim B, Neil B and Jay P are in Rohn. Clinton Hodges and Pete B are only 3 miles out.

Clinton Hodges and Peter Basinger are closing in on Rohn, 3.5 miles out, nobody has left Rohn yet. Phil H. Adam E. and Kevin B are about to meet up with our film maker Kenton on the South Fork,still more than 25 miles from Rohn!

Defending champ in the foot division David Johnston from Willow has taken the lead again. He is 7 miles ahead of Grant Maughn and Kyle Durand!!

Fat bikers down to a log overnight in the Alaska Range

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This morning race leaders Tim B. Neil B and Jay P are still 33 miles from Rohn. They all briefly stopped last night according to their trackers, but when Tim B passed up Jay and Neil, everyone was back to pushing their bikes again. It is a long slog through there so far. It will be interestingt o see if the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River will be rideable after all the new snow that fell yesterday. At race start Bill M was reporting from Rohn, that this part should be a good ride.

 

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