Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Susitna 100

Just outside of Anchorage, Alaska this weekend, a group of intrepid runners will head out into the harsh snow to run 100 miles in The Susitna 100. This is a race that even ultrarunners consider as "a little nuts."

Since I got into ultras somewhat on the inspiration of Ernest Shackleton, I've always found this race quite appealling. Perhaps next year I'll get it on my calendar.

Good luck to all those heading out into the ice, crossing frozen rivers and lakes, and braving the bitter cold. It looks to be a balmy 6 degree Fahrenheit this morning in Anchorage.

And no, you are not allowed to use dogs to pull your sled. You are the dog!!

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