By Associated Press - Sunday, October 19, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A record number of people have signed up for the White Mountains 100-mile ultra race north of Fairbanks.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( ) 155 people signed up for 65 slots in the race, scheduled for March.

A lottery determines the roster and wait list.

There are three divisions: biking, running and Nordic skiing. Ninety-six people signed up for the bike race, 31 people signed up for the ski race and 28 for the run.

Returning are the reigning winners and record holders in the men’s and women’s bike division, Josh Chelf and Amber Bethe. Also back is two-time women’s foot race champion and record holder Laura McDonough.

The 65-person field currently includes racers from a handful of states in the Lower 48, two from Canada and one from Spain.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

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