Iditarod Winner Looked Like an 'Ice Man'
Peter Schneiderheinze describes a warm welcome.
When racers in the Iditarod Trail Invitational reach McGrath, Alaska, they head for Peter Schneiderheinze's four-room home. Schneiderheinze and his wife feed and house the racers, sometimes two or three dozen at once. He says the winner, Jay Petervary, came in at 4:20 this morning looking like an ice man. He fed Petervary, and then fed him some more, and then Petervary headed off for a nap. He'll likely stay a couple of days before heading out another 750 miles on the trail to Nome.