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Biking the Iditarod

Jill Homer Hanging Tough with the Big Boys

The Rohn roadhouse: In the rear-view mirror? Courtesy of Iditarod Trail Invitational hide caption

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Courtesy of Iditarod Trail Invitational

This is far from a definitive report, but it appears that snow cyclist Jill Homer may be part of a lead group of 13 bikers in the Iditarod Trail Invitational that has passed through the Rohn checkpoint (mile 210 of the 350-mile course). She's been the lone woman in that pack.

Homer was 13th at the previous checkpoint, Puntilla, 45 miles back. The next person left out three and half hours after her. It's hard to see how he could have made up enough ground to pass her. See what you make of this, from the record keeper:

[Rob] reports that 13 bikers have passed through and are on the way to Nikolai. He was not there for some, however looking at the list of people that departed Puntilla, the leading group has thirteen racers in it.