Handcycling race pits athletes against Alaska and personal determination

The world’s longest wheelchair and handcycle race is underway with athletes competing from around the world. The Sadler’s Ultra Challenge stretches 267 miles from Fairbanks to Anchorage in seven major stages. The racing started yesterday with a short time-trial in Anchorage, then kicked off in earnest today with one of the race’s toughest stretches: 50 miles from Ester to Nenana.

Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks