Beargrease 2016: Trail Report - An Early Morning Finish for the Winners

Feb 3, 2016

Now four-time winner Nathan Schroeder and his team arriving at the finish of the 2016 Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Credit Lisa Johnson

Chilly, 30 mile per hour winds swept across the fields as the first few teams arrived at the finish line early this morning. In recent past years, the finish was usually mid-morning.  This year, Nathan Schroeder crossed the line before 6 a.m. with a winning trail time of 33 hours, 1 minute, 58 seconds.  Jason Campeau followed about 45 minutes later, followed by Ryan Anderson in third place an hour after that.

Jason Campeau in the seconds before he crossed the finish line, taking second in his first running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
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Race Director Jason Rice reports for KUMD after what had already been a long, cold but exciting morning
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