Iditarod Trail Invitational 2009
At the 2009 edition of Iditarod Trail Invitational, 4 of the 50 athlets are from Brescia: Riccardo Ghirardi from Gussago(winner of 2008 short route), Roberto Gazzoli from Flero, Savino Musicco from Ghedi and Marco Berni from Monticelli Brusati.
From the very beginning, the strong snowfalls make this edition of the race very hard to face, and the entire bikers category is soon forced to retire.
The situation isn’t any better for the walkers: as time goes by, the list of the retired athlets keep growing. Anyway Marco keeps on going, managing to overcome the Rainy Pass, one of the most difficult part of the entire Iditarod.
Only two athlets will succeed in ending the long race: the American Tim Hewitt and Marco Berni, who will reach Nome on April 1st, after 30 days, 13 hours and 26 minutes of walk.
Here’s a summary of the times of Marco for every stage
|Knik Lake||march 1||14:00|
|Yetna 57 miglia||march 2||9:35 am||march 2||10:30 am|
|Skwentna Roadhouse mile 90||march 2||10:11 pm||march 3||8:00 am|
|Fingerlake (Winterlake Lodge) mile 130||march 3||9:50 pm||march 4||3:55 am|
|Puntilla (Rainy Pass Lodge) mile 165||march 4||03:46 pm||march 4||06:00 pm|
|Rohn mile 210||march 6||entrato||march 7||uscito|
|Nikolai mile 300||march 7||23:00||march 8||4:30 am|
|McGrath 350 mile – 7 gg 8h 50′||march 8||22:50||march 9||2:25 pm|
|Takotna mile 368||march 9||21:00|
|Shageluk mile 548||march 15||13:30||march 15||21:00|
|Grayling mile 591||march 17||01:15||march 17||11:00|
|Kaltag||march 20||21:00||march 21||14:00|
|Unalakleet||march 23||12:15||march 24||10:00|
|Shaktoolik mile 851||march 24||23:59||OUT|
|Koyuk mile 909||march 27||12:00||march 27||18:00|
|Elim mile 957||march 28||17:00||march 28||24:00 ?|
|White Mountain mile 1003||march 30||10:00||march 30||17:00|
|Nome 1100 mile finish||april 01||03:00|