The 40th Annual American Birkebeiner was held on Saturday, February 23rd. Six inches of fresh snow fell on Friday, slowing the pace on the 50 kilometer course that goes from Cable to Hayward, WI. 3953 racers completed the 50 kilometer skate race and 1799 completed the 54 kilometer Birkie Classic. Farm Team racer Wyatt Fereday finished 49th overall and Holly Whitney was 39th woman. Far West master and board member Peter Hanson finished 135th overall and Farm Team alumni Michael Collins was 184th overall.
Holly Whitney 5th Women 18-24, 39th woman, 359th overall, 2:5238.5 finish
Wyatt Fereday 7th Men 18-24, 49th overall, 2:23:40.4 finish
Peter Hanson 9th Men 45-49, 135th overall, 121st men, 2:35:09.0
Michael Collins 46th Men 25-29, 184th overall, 164th men, 2:40:01.4 finish
Read Wyatt’s “Birkie Fever” post in the Farm team blog.