Posted by Miles Arbour
Each year the Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) challenges participants with it’s own unique set of hurdles. This year, heavy snowfall greeted riders early on in the event, followed by cold temperatures that transitioned into unseasonably warm temperatures and slow conditions further along the route. It’s a dot-watchers paradise. A quick glance at the Trackleaders page will show 41 scratched participants, 36 finishers, and just three bikepackers completing the full 1000-mile route from Knik to Nome, Alaska.
A huge congrats goes out to Jill Martindale, Petr Ineman and Casey Fagerquist, who completed the ITI 1000 in 22 days, 7 hours, and 30 minutes—sharing the last 400-miles of the course together, crossing the finish line as a group.
Standings for the bike categories for 2020 Iditarod Trail Invitational are as follows:
ITI 1000: Casey Fagerquist, Jill Martindale, Petr Ineman (22d 7h 30m)
ITI 350: Kurt Refsnider (4d 3h 25m), Clinton Hodges III (4d 4h 2m), Tyson Flaherty (4d 4h 30m)
The Iditarod Trail Invitational organizers did a great job providing live updates during the event, so make sure to head over to IditarodTrailInvitational.com/news to check them out.