Top of Wakemup photo Ken Zylstra
Couple quick 2013 Arrowhead 135 Truth Stranger Than Fiction Items:
…warmest start temp in nine yr race history at ~25F.
…largest starting field ever at exactly 135.
…first ever father/son finishers with Chris and Mark Scotch!
…two additional Arrowhead A’trois Finishers: Ken Krueger/Eric Dalgaard making total of 5 awards in race history.
…three out of last four years have seen long 3-man cycling breakaways leading up to final finish stretch. All three broke course record.
…second lowest finish rate in race history at ~35%. 2007 less than 25%.
…first year significant precipitation event. 8-10″ heavy wet snow/sleet/ice pellets, areas biggest snowfall of season, mid-race. Not precisely forecasted, especially by race director: B.S. Meteorology UW-Madison 1979 Synoptic Specialty.
…unfortunately no women finishers. Many made noble/valient attempts.