Yukon Arctic Ultra Stopped Due To Extreme Cold!

Sleep Monsters is reporting on their Yukon Arctic Ultra page that the race has been halted as temperatures have dropped to -61 degrees C (-77 F)

The 460 mile version of the event is the one effected, as the competitors are still out on the course, and making very slow progress. The latest reports have some of them making only 17 miles per day, which isn’t much when you’re running an ultra. The current race leader is Andy Heading of the UK, who was the first person halted.

Warmer temperatures are expected over the weekend, but in this case, warmer probably still means -40 degrees C. I guess the event is living up to it’s billing as “The world’s coldest and toughest ultra”. They certainly have the “cold” part accurate anyway.

Kraig Becker

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