The first bikers have completed the 350 mile ITI. Peter Basinger took out the win just 33 mins ahead of equally experienced Jeff Oatley. This was Pete's 4th ITI win. Both riders were in a league of their own, approx a full day ahead of third place Jay Petervary who has yet to finish. Pete finished in 3days 9hrs 45mins. Given the length of this race, Jeff came very close to catching Pete given Pete had built up a 6hr lead going into Rainy Pass Lodge check-point 165 miles into the race.
All of the back of the pack has now passed the half way.
It'll be interesting to see how many continue the full 1100 mile trail to Nome, and also how conditions pan out further north.
Above photo was taken from a ITI flicker photo site; no credit listed.