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Iditarod Winner Looked Like an 'Ice Man'

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Iditarod Winner Looked Like an 'Ice Man'

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Iditarod Winner Looked Like an 'Ice Man'

Iditarod Winner Looked Like an 'Ice Man'

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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.

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Maybe it's just me, but I'm really not into following this story THIS closely... It's taking up so much space on your blog, it's becoming harder and harder to find any of the other stories!

Sent by Ellen L. | 12:37 PM | 2-28-2008

@Ellen Thanks for the holler. I take your point. And I see it.

Sent by Laura Conaway, NPR | 1:13 PM | 2-28-2008

If you have someone involved in this race any little thing you can read about the race is so very much appreciated especially after hours of not hearing where your loved ones are. You would want any info you could get.

Sent by sharon roes | 1:59 PM | 2-28-2008

Thanks for the race coverage! Like Sharon says, if you know folks in the race ever bit of info you can get is a plus.

Sent by bob loblaw | 2:32 PM | 2-28-2008

Yeah, there are so many intracacies to these stories that it would hard to "over-cover". Thanks for all the extra details it is much appreciated!

Sent by Chris and Lori | 3:09 PM | 2-28-2008

I have no friends or family in the race though I have been reading Jill's blog for quite some time. I have thoroughly enjoyed BPP's take on the coverage and will continue checking back to devour any trickle of news that comes in. Can't wait for you to get some audio from Geoff and from Jill. Thanks again!

Sent by John H | 3:47 PM | 2-28-2008

Audio from Geoff is in.
http://snurl.com/20mg8

Sent by Laura Conaway, NPR | 4:53 PM | 2-28-2008

Interesting coverage of the crazy things people do. I appreciate from where I currently sit at an office desk looking out the window at the city and thinking: "there are some crazy people riding their bicycles through the frozen wilderness of Alaska right, who would have thought it!?" Thanks for the story and moments of distraction.

Sent by Bob Wrenson | 3:22 AM | 2-29-2008