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Surviving is the No. 1 goal

Endurance event tests racers in ‘nation’s icebox’
Only 10 participants showed up in 2005 for the inaugural Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon near International Falls, Minn., in the middle of winter. This year’s event was limited to 135 bicyclists, cross-country skiers and runners. Here, Jay Petervary of Victor, Idaho, leads Tim Berntson of Anchorage, Alaska. Kevin Breitenbach of Fairbanks, Alaska, won a sprint to the finish to beat Berntson and win the race.
Canada’s Francis Lambert races during the Arrowhead 135 Ultramaraton near International Falls, Minn.
Tim Berntson of Anchorage, Alaska, races through the forest during the Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon.
Paul Zeigle, from Minnesota, skis through the forest during the Arrowhead 135. Seven skiers finished the race this year, nearly as many as had finished all the previous races dating to 2005. Bicyclists traverse the course the fastest.

Surviving is the No. 1 goal

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Only 10 participants showed up in 2005 for the inaugural Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon near International Falls, Minn., in the middle of winter. This year’s event was limited to 135 bicyclists, cross-country skiers and runners. Here, Jay Petervary of Victor, Idaho, leads Tim Berntson of Anchorage, Alaska. Kevin Breitenbach of Fairbanks, Alaska, won a sprint to the finish to beat Berntson and win the race.
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Canada’s Francis Lambert races during the Arrowhead 135 Ultramaraton near International Falls, Minn.
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Tim Berntson of Anchorage, Alaska, races through the forest during the Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon.
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Paul Zeigle, from Minnesota, skis through the forest during the Arrowhead 135. Seven skiers finished the race this year, nearly as many as had finished all the previous races dating to 2005. Bicyclists traverse the course the fastest.
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