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Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby darek » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:16 pm

There is a live coverage of this event at http://trackleaders.com/yukonultra

You may like to check a status of the runner DS:)

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Sustain26 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:14 am

Go DS!
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:19 am

Go Derrick....run like a wolf!!!!
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby _Eric_ » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:23 pm

Yes he's doing great according to the live tracker :)
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby _Eric_ » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:24 pm

Yukon Arctic Ultra;Time: 23h 15 min WOW!!!!
I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more...





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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby darek » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:58 pm

It looks that after he "warmed up" he took a lead and finish it.
Good Job Derrick

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:01 pm

I don't know much about this race, but I guess the guys have to sleep some if 23 hours doesn't get you half way?
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby darek » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:55 pm

TexasSpirit wrote:I don't know much about this race, but I guess the guys have to sleep some if 23 hours doesn't get you half way?


Here is a link to a good movie-report from the race http://vimeo.com/30287934

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:11 pm

darek wrote:
TexasSpirit wrote:I don't know much about this race, but I guess the guys have to sleep some if 23 hours doesn't get you half way?


Here is a link to a good movie-report from the race http://vimeo.com/30287934

Thanks. 13 days for 430 miles. But I seem to remember spaff was doing a shorter race. Still, cold and tough. Sleeping out....eeeeek!

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:36 pm

Holy smokes, that race is something else. I can't imagine 100 miles in that environment. I'd love to be a snow flea on his pulk.
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Strider » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:49 pm

The weather was pretty well perfect for the race this weekend. Yesterday it was -4 and sunny, low overnight was about -15 and calm. Spaff crushed the competition and the course record.
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:41 pm

_Eric_ wrote:Yukon Arctic Ultra;Time: 23h 15 min WOW!!!!

100 miles.
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Strider » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:58 pm

TexasSpirit wrote:
_Eric_ wrote:Yukon Arctic Ultra;Time: 23h 15 min WOW!!!!

100 miles.


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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:08 pm

Massive good job Spaff.

Strider, weren't you doing the marathon? (I don't know your real name!) David B., Canada?


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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:53 pm

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby spaff » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:59 am

Thanks everyone for the comments about YAU100miler. Very much appreciated. Very pleased with second place finish. Justin Wallace nailed it and ran an awesome race! Seems like there was some discrepancies with the updates. Justin lead the race after the first few kms and set a new course record. I tried to go after him at 50km, and close the gap, but may have been too aggressive and paid for it later. Oh well. Got pretty cold last night and temp dipped to −30C in the interior. I felt like there wasn’t anything that I could have done differently so always a good way to leave an event. The course was spectacular with bright moon, mountain views and fantastic scenery. Highly recommend it. I probably only wore my headlamp for only half the night running. Bliss! The Yukon has touched my soul like no other. Off to bed now. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that running with a pulk/sled for 100 miles is fun! Ouch!

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby spaff » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:03 am

Jo-Jo wrote:Go Derrick....run like a wolf!!!!


Saw a wolf on the river below just before it got dark. Beautiiful! Also lots of BIG CAT tracks....a little unnerving as some had gone over top of Justin's footprints just before I saw them.
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:45 am

Yeah Derrick! (can't wait for that report).
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Marg » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:51 am

Huge congrats, what an accomplishment!
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:04 am

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 am

spaff wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:Go Derrick....run like a wolf!!!!


Saw a wolf on the river below just before it got dark. Beautiiful! Also lots of BIG CAT tracks....a little unnerving as some had gone over top of Justin's footprints just before I saw them.



ye gads...glad the CATS didn't get you!

Fantastic race Derrick...looking forward to the report!!

btw...as I was checking in on you and telling Ron about your race his comments ranged from..."wow" to "that's crazy...he must be nuts" :lol:
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby purdy65 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:45 am

Wow! Congratulations Spaff and Strider! Hope you are relaxing and warm and toasty now! :D
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby darek » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:31 pm

Derrick and Strider -congratulations on your race.

Recover fast - a great start to the season.

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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby Strider » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:16 pm

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Some more pics of Whitehorse and the race here
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Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Postby jgore » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:02 am

Congratulations to both of you. You're a couple of very speedy guys.


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