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