Buckle your seatbelts, because you’re in for a treat today. My guest is - adventurer, speaker, ultra-runner and winner of the - ON FOOT. Yes, there is such a thing. You’ve, no doubt, heard of the Iditarod race across Alaska with dogs and sleds,...
Buckle your seatbelts, because you’re in for a treat today. My guest is Pete Ripmaster - adventurer, speaker, ultra-runner and winner of the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational - ON FOOT. Yes, there is such a thing. You’ve, no doubt, heard of the Iditarod race across Alaska with dogs and sleds, but did you know they have a race where they run the course on bike and on foot? I didn’t either!! Holy freakin’ cow. Yes, competitors traverse 1000 miles across Alaska on foot with a sled wrapped around their waist. They carry all their own gear and supplies on this sled and, as the website says, “Every year on the Iditarod Trail is different and conditions change in the blink of an eye during the journey. ITI 1000 competitors may face temperatures from -50F to 35F, gale force winds, rain, blizzards, waist-deep snow, mud, glare ice and bright sunny skies - all in the same day.
I’ll let Pete tell you all about his journeys and almost obsession with this event that finally led to his victory earlier this year.
We talk about childhood dreams, getting lost along the way, and finally finding redemption and pride. But first, we talk about country music and our shared passion for Western Swing music from Asleep at the Wheel and his good pal, Ray Benson.
Enjoy this fascinating talk with Pete Ripmaster.
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Iditarod Trail Invitation Website
Pete Ripmaster Site
Trail Runner Magazine Article on Pete
Carrie Barrett Site
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