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Biking the Iditarod

Geoff Roes Reaches the First Checkpoint

Looking like the First Couple of ridiculous outdoor endeavors, Geoff Roes and Jill Homer hit the initial checkpoint of the Iditarod Trail Invitational leading their divisions. The last record of Homer, who's doing the 350-mile race in the cycling division, was when she blew through Yentna Station at 9 p.m. Sunday night as the top female biker.

Now comes news that Roes made it to Yentna at 6:55 a.m. and kept on going — the first runner through. Just for kicks, here's the second of his three-part video series from a training run.