Wednesday, February 08, 2006

135 Ultra Race In Minnesota

NEW 135-MILE RACE UNDERWAY IN MINNESOTA TODAYPierre Ostor, a veteran of countless mountain bike and foot ultras, created the Arrowhead Winter Ultra as a 135-mile, Badwater-distance winter counterpart to the Kiehl's Badwater Ultramarathon in the heart of Minnesota's winter. That race got underway today for the second time, growing from 10 entrants in 2005 to 32 entrants in 2006. There are mountain bike, ski, and foot divisions for this race-on-snow event.The Arrowhead 135 Mile Ultramarathon is a founding member of the "BAD135 World Series" initiative organized by AdventureCORPS, the producers of the Kiehl's Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile foot race from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA. These two events will join in a series with several new, unique, human-powered races that traverse 135 miles in extreme environments and conditions. For more info on the Minnesota event, click or, to read a news account of Ostor and the event in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, click

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