Competitors in a human powered ultra-marathon on the Iditarod Trail have been slowed by heavy snow. A storm dumped more than two feet of snow just after the race started in Knik Sunday. The Iditarod Invitational is normally dominated by bikers, but runners have taken the early lead this year, as cyclists push their bikes through the deep snow. Clear and colder conditions are expected to firm up the trail. The Iditarod Invitational takes racers 350 miles to McGrath, with some competitors continuing another 700 plus miles to Nome. Thirty-nine people are in still in the race. Eight have scratched.
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