Fairbanks Daily News Miner – 1/28/2012
FAIRBANKS — Six Fairbanks runners proved to be nearly superhuman or maybe insane, by completing Running Club North’s Chilly Buns Mid-winter Fun Run Saturday morning.
The temperature was 49 below when the 6.4-mile race began at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center parking lot, with thick ice fog shrouding low lying portions of the hilly course.
Five of the six participants insisted on running the entire course, which follows Sheep Creek, Mill Hill, Yankovich, Ballaine roads and returns to the starting line via Farmers Loop and campus roads. The low-lying areas of the course
All finished safely and in good spirits, according to finisher Jane Lanford.
Dirk Nickish was the first finisher in 50 minutes and 14 seconds, followed closely by Bruce Sackinger in 50:51.
Lanford, the only female participant, finished third in 57:02. Don Kiely crossed the line in 58:06 and Bob Vitale finished in 60:52.
Paul Reynolds ran a 2.5-mile course in 30 minutes.
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Jane Lanford interviewed by KISM in Seattle, WA!
Fairbanks AK @ minus 49 degrees
Jane lives in Fairbanks AK and she participated in a 10K run in minus 49 degree weather.
(about 7 minutes)