Everyone who does the Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot is amazing, but for some people the challenge of the Sonot is apparently not enough. The Sonot took place on Saturday. The next morning at 8 a.m. saw the start of the White Mountains 100, a 100-mile multi-sport race in the White Mountains National Recreation Area just north of Fairbanks.
Three people who skied in the Sonot also competed in the White Mountains 100, which is truly amazing!
Melissa Lewis (from Fairbanks), who has won the 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot SIX TIMES (1993, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2011)
Sonot Kkaazoot 50K: 3 hours, 3 minutes (third place overall female, first in her age division)
WM100: 21 hours, 54 minutes (third place skier overall, second place female skier)
Forest Wagner (originally from Fairbanks and now from Auke Bay near Juneau)
Sonot Kkaazoot 20K: 1 hour, 13 minutes (22nd place male overall, first in his age division)
WM100: 30 hours, 59 minutes (ninth overall skier, sixth male skier)
Peter Delamere (from Fairbanks; deserves a Special Dad award!)
Sonot Kkaazoot 20K: 1 hour, 9 minutes (14th male overall, second in his age division; while skiing with daughter Hannah, who finished seventh female overall and first in her age division!)
WM100: 18 hours, 23 minutes (26th biker overall, 24th male biker; biked with son Sam, who finished 25th and at 17 years old is the youngest finisher in the WM100!)