8 racers remain on the trail to Nome, 5 bikers and 3 runners
After winds blowing all night, the streets in Nome were snow covered from drifting snow this morning. 8 racers remain on the trail to Nome. 5 cyclist and 3 runners, the last Austrian Klaus Schweinberger is still on his way up the Yukon River to Kaltag.
Peter Ripmaster was having a good time with the local kids in Unalakleet. His is on his way to Koyuk. Behind him 1000 mile veteran with 3 finishes Beat Jegerlehner from Colorado.
The next biker in Nome is Troy Szcurkowski from Australia, a previous finisher in the 1000 mile event. Behind him is an international field with Adam Erritzoe from Denmark, Toni Lund from Finland, Craig Bullen from Canada and co race director Kyle Durand from Washington, all first timers riding to Nome. Trails have drifted in and the bikers are pushing their bikes in many section of the trail.
Current weather conditions in White Mountain
Snow showers likely. Areas of freezing fog. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Lows in the mid teens. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Snow in the morning, then snow showers in the afternoon. Areas of freezing fog. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. South winds to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the afternoon.