Surprisingly many were able to finish (27 out of over 50 starters). John Storkamp set a new course record 40h 30min in the foot category.
Arrowhead Winter Ultra is a 135 mile (217 km) race on foot, bike or skis across the Arrowhead region of Northern Minnesota. There is only one check point serving water and hot soup at a cabin about the midway point. Otherwise racers are self-supported with a cutoff time of 60 hours.
The temperatures sunk as low as -22 degrees F (-30 C) at night and hit a balmy +35 F (+2 C) during the day. Contrary to previous years there was no moon, only stars. A few people heard wolves howling in the darkness and noticed paw prints on the trail.