Up on our new YouTube channel, host Neil Beltchenko sat down with Jill Martindale, co-winner of the 2020 Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) for this post-ride interview…

Jill the first woman to win the ITI 1000. She crossed the finish line with Peter Ineman and Casey Fagerquist with an official time of 22 days, 7 hours, and 30 minutes. In this interview, Jill talks about how she got into cycling, some tricks she used to get to this point, and some struggles from the trail this year, including deep snow and a global pandemic. She shares details of her experiences at checkpoints, meeting the dogs and mushers of the Iditarod Trail, some of her high and low moments, and of course food and how she stopped being a vegetarian just for this race. Watch this fun interview below, or let the audio run in the background if you’re working on other things…

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