Exhaustion, nausea, bitter cold and hallucinations. Those were just a few of the obstacles athletes faced in last week’s White Mountains 100-mile endurance race in the Interior near Fairbanks.
“I almost threw up on a guy’s expensive bike,” Juneau’s Houston Laws, 27, said. “You know, one of those big, fat-tired, expensive bikes.”
Laws finished first among the male runners with a time of 33.4 hours, second for runners overall, and 47th for all competitors. The race is open to bikers, skiers and foot-propelled competitors.