Skiing

After skiing 50K, some Tour of Anchorage racers went another 25 kilometers on fat bikes

Skiing 50 kilometers across Anchorage wasn’t enough for Eric Flanders, Stephanie Arnold and a dozen others Sunday in the Tour of Anchorage. After they were done skiing, they hopped on fat bikes and raced another 25 kilometers.

Flanders did the 75 kilometers in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 50 seconds. Corbyn Jahn was second in 3:44:03.

Arnold, one of two women to take on the 46.6-mile challenge, finished in 3:57:28, an effort that included an eighth-place finish in the 50K freestyle ski race.

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William Nye was the only person to ski the classic technique for 50K before going another 25K on his bike. His total time was 4:33:34.

The Tour was an all-day affair that drew about 1,000 skiers and bikers, who enjoyed a sunny day and good conditions. Racers started in waves of 10, with two minutes separating each group. Skiers went first beginning at 9 a.m., followed by bikers later in the day. The final racer reached Kincaid Park a little after 7 p.m.

Taking wins in the 50K freestyle ski race were Tyler Kornfield and Rosie Frankowski. In the 50K fat bike race, Will Ross and Amber Stull claimed victories.

50K freestyle

Men (top 11) — Tyler Kornfield 2:04:41, 2) Thomas O’Harra 2:05:03, 3) JC Schoonmaker 2:05:26, 4) Garrett Butts 2:06:30, 5) Forrest Mahlen 2:06:45, 6) Logan Hanneman 2:06:58, 7) Kai Meyers 2:07:14, 8) Michael Earnhart 2:07:37, 9) Derek Deuling 2:10:10; 10) Brandon Brewster 2:14:18; 11) Brent Lowen 2:14:18.

Women (top 10) — 1) Rosie Frankowski 2:14:49; 2) Becca Rorabaugh 2:18:57; 3) Anna Darnell 2:19:44; 4) Holly Brooks 2:28:25; 5) Hannah Halvorsen 2:31:05; 6) Alison Arians 2:32:35; 7) Lauren Fritz 2:37:06; 8) Stephanie Arnold 2:40:12; 9) Tsaina Mahlen 2:44:55; 10) Marissa Jager 2:44:56.

Other ski winners

Men’s 50K classic — Garrett Streit 2:55:47

Women’s 50K classic — Mary Krusen 3:28:46

Men’s 40K freestyle — Andrew Maurer 1:41:22

Women’s 40K freestyle — Christina Turman 1:51:04

Men’s 40K classic — Peter Johnson 3:00:48

Women’s 40K classic — Rachelle Kanady 2:26:10

Men’s 25K freestyle — Elias Soule 1:12:24

Women’s 25K freestyle — Natalie Hood 1:17:41

Men’s 25K classic — Max Rabinowitz 1:22:57

Women’s 25K classic — Darcy Dugan 1:44:20

Fat bike winners

Men’s 50K — Will Ross 1:55:57

Women’s 50K — Amber Stull 2:23:47

Men’s 40K — Nicholas Straka 1:30:17

Women’s 40K — Andrea Evans 1:42:50

Men’s 25K — Eric Flanders 59:53

Women’s 25K — Ruthie Richardson 1:15:42

Ski/bike winners

Men’s 50K freestyle/25K bike — Eric Flanders 3:33:50

Women’s 50K freestyle/25K bike — Stephanie Arnold 3:57:28

Men’s 25K freestyle/25K bike — Ben Goltz 2:49:14

Women’s 25K freestyle/25K bike — Rebecca Noblin 2:59:56

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