2017 Arrowhead 135 Stories

The Arrowhead 135 is a human powered ultra-endurance marathon that takes place every year during the coldest part of Winter.  Participants have 60 hours to complete the 135 mile trek from International Falls to Fortune Bay Casino in Tower on the Arrowhead State Trail.  Racers are required to stop at three checkpoints (unless racing unsupported, new this year) that are spaced about 35 miles apart, where race officials can pull a racer due to frostbite or other medical concerns. Participants must run, ski or bike the distance with their sub-zero survival gear,  no outside help except from other racers or race officials and they must follow a strict set of race rules out on the course.

Image Credit: Sveta Vold

This year's race saw the first place man and woman set new course records.  The mild weather conditions were a contributing factor that had 76 of the 85 cyclists completing the race under the 60 hour cut-off.  I have compiled all of the stories, photos, a podcast and news articles of  racers who chose bike propulsion pertaining to this year's epic race.  For full race results, click here.

Map of Arrowhead 135 course

Image Credit: Sveta Vold

Race Participants:  Bike Propulsion
Sveta Vold-1st Unsupported Women, 4th Woman Overall, 37th

Ben Doom-3rd

Steve Cannon-8th

Paul Zeigle-17th Men, 19th

Todd Hunter-39th

Christopher Tassava-12th Unsupported Men, 41st

Geoffrey Archibald-64th

Pamela Gonzalez-76th

Stephen Sylvester-DNF

Image Credit: Sveta Vold

2017 Arrowhead 135 Press




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