The Yukon Arctic Ultra: The World’s Toughest Race?
MOST LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING events don’t include a 15-point guide to coping with hypothermia and frostbite on their websites. Then again, most long-distance running events also don’t take place in mountainous sub-Arctic terrain in the depths of the northern hemisphere’s winter.
The Yukon Arctic Ultra is an exception on both counts. It’s billed as “the world’s coldest and toughest ultra,” and I have trouble disagreeing with the label.