Northlander Wins Arrowhead 135 Race

By KBJR News 1

January 30, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 12:10 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Many people may not know what the Arrowhead 135 race is, much less that a fellow Duluthian won and broke the record.

Todd McFadden took the win. That's not an easy feat for someone who has only done this race once before.

With only 35 miles left in the race, McFadden took a big dive and thought he possibly broke his collarbone, leaving him wondering how he was going to finish the race.

He managed to do more than just finish, he broke the record finishing in fourteen hours and twenty minutes.

In the end, he beat two former 135 competitors from Alaska with just 30 seconds to spare.

"I don't think the three of us thought it was possible to get to the record, although we knew we were moving pretty well, nobody really wanted to stop, we were keeping the pace pretty high. All of us were waiting for someone to falter," said McFadden.

Contestants participating in the Arrowhead 135 can either bike, run, or ski and have 60 hours to complete the 135 mile endurance race.

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