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SarahCrunning - 01/02/2019 18:35:39
   
Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
On Sunday, 87 athletes from over 20 countries will embark on the 16th edition of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. The distance options are: 430 miles, 300 miles, 100 miles and a marathon.

Almost half the entrants have signed up for the 430 mile distance, and they can choose to cover the route on foot, mountain bike or XC-skis. However, more than 90% are runners and choose to travel on foot.

Last year, due to even tougher than usual conditions and multiple cases of frostbite, only Jethro De Decker was still in the race at the 262 mile point. He was ready to continue, but the race team decided to make that the finish line for 2018 for safety reasons and he was declared the winner.

The race is billed as the 'world's coldest and toughest ultra'. It takes place on the Yukon Quest Trail - the route of the world's toughest Sled Dog Race. The start is in Whitehorse, Canada and the event is non-stop, with participants covering 26-44 miles between checkpoints and, on one occasion, 65 miles between them. They must be self-sufficient and tow their food and shelter in 'pulks' (sleds) and melt snow for water.

Temperatures can drop to -50 degrees C, making what would otherwise be minor situations potentially life-threatening ones. For this reason, entrants are offered training prior to the race to increase their likelihood of being able to keep themselves safe.

One of this year's runners aiming to complete the 430 mile distance is Montane Ambassador Javed Bhatti. He is the only person to have doubled the Thames Ring Race (500 miles) and the only person to have doubled the Montane Spine Race (546 miles). He is also an experienced cyclist and skier, meaning he has plenty of skills that should be of use in this event.

The current record holder for the 430 mile distance on foot is Casper Wakefield with a time of 186 hours 50 minutes. Can this be beaten? We'll find out between 3rd and 16th February.
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SarahCrunning - 04/02/2019 16:29:08
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
The athletes are 8 hours behind UK time, so it is just coming up to 8:30am on day 2. David Brabec is currently well ahead on 81.7 miles. The next runner is Pablo Criado Toca at 64.8 miles. They are both doing the 100 mile distance. Enrico Ghidoni is third on the course (59.8 miles) and the leading 430 mile distance runner. First female is currently Laura Trentani at 55.8 miles. Laura is doing the 430 mile distance, as is second female Pat Cooke-Rogers (54.3 miles). Third female is currently Marianne Heading (53.7 miles) who is completing the 300 mile distance.
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SarahCrunning - 05/02/2019 19:19:02
   
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A lot has changed on the course overnight (local time) and it's been an eventful one. We are awaiting press releases and official times, but the 100 mile men's podium has been filled. The top 3 were:

1. David Brabec
2. Pablo Criado Toca
3. Brady Kyle

Out on the route, the 430 milers are being led by Enrico Ghidoni (109.2 miles) and Pat Cooke-Rogers (90.2 miles), but Laura Trentani is just 0.3 miles behind Pat and Magdalena Paschke only 0.3 behind Laura. Thierry Corbarieu (107.5 miles) and Christof Teuscher (105.7 miles) are close second and third males behind Enrico.

Andrea Favell looks set to be the first female 100 mile finisher but has a way to go yet at 69.9 miles.

The 300 mile race is being jointly led by Marianne Heading and Juan Carlos Najera at 93.2 miles.
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SarahCrunning - 05/02/2019 22:39:33
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
As expected, the first 2 days have brought a number of DNFs and ultra entrants who opted not to continue beyond the marathon distance. The temperature at the start was -38 degrees C.

Most withdrawals have been due to illness or difficulties coping with the cold. One athlete, Tiberiu Oseriu, received hospital treatment for frostbite. Prompt action has ensured he is safe and well. Tiberiu is a three-time winner of the 350 mile distance of the 6633 Winter Ultra, so no stranger to these conditions - it just goes to show how tough this is and how quickly things can change.
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SarahCrunning - 06/02/2019 18:13:17
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
Day 3 saw Andrea Fawell finish as the first and only female to complete the 100 mile distance.

It is just after 10am local time, and the athletes are about to head into day 4. Marianne Heading is the only female now in the 300 mile event and she is leading at 133.2 miles. The remaining 300 milers are: Ahmad Faithi Junaidi (124.1 miles), Gareth Hardcastle (120.9), Juan Carlos Najera (89.4) and Russ Reinbolt (80.6 miles).

The majority of athletes are aiming to complete the 430 mile distance. The top 3 men are currently: Thierry Corbarieu (148.2 miles), Enrico Ghidoni (146.0) and Christof Teuscher (145.8 miles) - all surprisingly close together given the distances involved, and there is plenty of time for things to change.

The top 3 women in the 430 miler are currently: Pat Cooke-Rogers (136.6 miles), Laura Trentani (131.6) and Magdalena Paschke (126.2 miles).

We are awaiting further press releases for highlights from day three.
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SarahCrunning - 07/02/2019 16:40:49
   
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The official rakings and times for the 100 mile event:

1. David Brabec (Canada) - 23:43
2. Pablo Criado Toca (Spain) - 31:48
3. Brady Kyle (Canada) - 46:18
4. Jose Luis Romero (Spain) - 47:28
5. David Trueman (Great Britain) - 51:55
6. Andrea Fawell (Great Britain) - 57:45
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SarahCrunning - 07/02/2019 16:52:50
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
There have continued to be withdrawals, mainly as a result of the cold and/or early stages of frostbite. Juan Carlos Najero and Russ Reinbolt are among those who have withdrawn. There are no reports of serious injury or illness and everyone is safe.

Three of the original six 300 mile entrants are still in the race. Great Britain's Marianne Heading is leading at 163.7 miles. Gareth Hardcastle is at 156.9 miles and Ahmad Faithi Junaido at 154 miles.

There are reported to be 19 remaining in the 430 mile race (out of 40 starters). Thierry Corbarieu is leading on 187.9 miles. Christof Teuscher and Enrico Ghidoni are in second and third at 179.9 and 179.0 miles respectively.

Pat Cooke-Rogers is first female at 163 miles, but Laura Trentani is right on her heels in second. Magdalena Paschke is in third at 158 miles.
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SarahCrunning - 08/02/2019 23:53:27
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
DNFs have continued due to a mix of frostbite, exhaustion, illness, cold and digestive issues. At the last report, there were still 3 athletes in the 300 mile event. The 430 miler is down to 14 athletes.

Marianne Heading continues to lead the 300 miler and is at 214.6 miles. Gareth Hardcastle and Ahmad Faithi Junaido are at 202.5 and 195.8 respectively.

Thierry Corbarieu remains the leading 430 mile athlete and is at 249.2 miles. Christof Teuscher is at 232.3 miles. Jonathan Kattenberg has overtaken Enrico Ghidoni for third and is at 229.8 miles. Enrico is not far behind, but he has changed from xc-skis to moving on foot, so is officially unranked.

Laura Trentani (on foot) has recently overtaken Pat Cooke-Rogers (on fat bike) and is in the first female position at 218.4 miles. Pat is in 2nd at 214.3 miles. Magdalena Paschke is third at 202.6 miles.

There is still a long way to go!
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SarahCrunning - 09/02/2019 21:31:00
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
There have not yet been any press releases today, but things have changed slightly. Thierry Corbarieu remains in the lead of the 430 miler at 278.1 miles. Christof Teuscher is second at 268.7 miles. Enrico Ghidoni is at 254.2 miles, but as he is no longer in the official rankings, he cannot claim third place. Joaquin Candel has overtaken Jonathan Kattenbery as third male, but they are only 0.1 miles apart and appear to be running within a small group.

Laura Trentani is first female and is ahead of Joaquin and currently third overall at 249.2 miles. Pat Cooke-Rogers is second female and fourth overall at 24.5 miles. Magdelana Paschke is third female at 229.9 miles and appears to be running in the pack with Joaquin and Jonathan.

Marianne Heading remains in the lead of the 300 mile race at 244.1 miles. Ahmed Faithi Junaidi and Gareth Hardcastle are both at 230 miles.
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SarahCrunning - 10/02/2019 22:38:55
   
RE:Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra 2019
Marianne Heading is within 10 miles of winning the 300 mile race. She is currently at 290.5 miles. Gareth Hardcastle is at 267.6, and Ahmed Faithi Junaidi at 262 miles, so a female champion looks very likely.

In the 430 mile event, Thierry Corbarieu is maintaining his lead and is at 328.6 miles. Christof Teuscher is at 319.9 miles. Enrico Ghidoni has had to withdraw with Achilles and stomach issues. Laura Trentani is first female and third overall at 292.6 miles. There is a small group of runners all at 261.5 miles, including Joaquin Candel and Javed Bhatti who are now joint third males. Magdalena Paschke is also in this group and has overtaken Pat Cooke-Rogers for the second female position. However, Pat and Jonathan Kattenberg are just behind at 261.2 miles.
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