05 Feb '18, 7pm

Yukon Arctic Ultra temporarily halted due to extreme cold:

Yukon Arctic Ultra temporarily halted due to extreme cold:

Photo: Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. Extreme conditions at the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, dubbed “the world’s coldest ” ultramarathon, forced organizers to temporarily halt the race. The Feb. 1-9 ultra, which follows the Yukon Quest trail, features a marathon, 100-miler, 300-miler and 430-miler, all of which begin in Whitehorse. On Feb. 2, race organizers issued a “high alert status,” which means the race is “halted.” As such, participants who had not scratched were not permitted to continue once they reached the next checkpoint. Temperatures dipped to -45 C , according to the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. RELATED: The Shakeout Podcast: Would You Race in The World’s Coldest and Toughest Ultra? A number of participants were taken to hospital and treated for frostbite, according to the update. “Unfortunately, the extreme cold has led to mechanical problems,” organizers said the...

Full article: https://runningmagazine.ca/2018-yukon-arctic-ultra-tempor...

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