Conditions of this years Yukon Arctic Ultra are very difficult. Temperatures at Carmacks-Checkpoint at night were at -38°C (-36°F) and reached a low of -45°C (-49°F) on the track. It is therefore not surprising that a number of participants had to scratch from the race. From a starting field of 71 athletes in the various disciplines (foot, xc-ski and mountain-bike), only 44 are still active (62%). However, only two of the eight 430mi study participants had to scratch, so 75% of them are still active. Keep your fingers crossed!
Yukon Arctic Ultra 2015: ongoing measurements cont’d (1)