Sunday, February 17, 2008

Susitna carnage

80 racers signed up for this year's Susitna 100.

72 started.

52 scratched.

20 finished.

Congratulations to Pete Basinger (right), the first bicyclist across the finish line. His time was 1 day, 1 hour, and 30 minutes, putting him in second place overall, behind skier Chet Fehrmann with a time of 20 hours.

Sounds like it was a death march for most folks, with a lot of pushing. Everyone who tried deserves some respect. (I was perfectly happy to be warm and relaxed somewhere else.)

Things weren't much better in the Little Su 50k. If I counted right, the shorter race had 34 DNS entrants, 24 scratches and only 37 finishers.

Something tells me there's gonna be a lot of ibuprofen consumed over the next couple of days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An "Alaskan" race this weekend. Separated the tough from the pussies. The Gov should have been at the finish line of this one instead of mooning over some broken arm.

I sat by the fire & drank beer...