CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Tucker County man is the co-champion of this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational 1000 Men’s Bike Division.
Dr. John Logar crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska Saturday alongside Petr Inamen from Downers Grove, Illinois.
Logar and Inamen finished the 1,000 miles of the race race, which follows the same course as the historic Iditarod Sled Dog Race, on bikes in 19 days, three hours and 56 minutes.
Information from the Invitational indicated the two “persevered together” for more than 700 of the 1000 miles “conquering overwhelming challenges during every day of their journey” in the Alaskan wilderness.
Blackwater Bikes in Davis is Logar’s sponsor.
Billed as the “world’s longest winter ultra-marathon,” this year’s race started on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Logar, 43, of Davis, works as an ER doctor in Elkins and is a frequent race competitor.
It was in 2014 when Logar won the Iditarod Trail Invitational by covering the 1,000 miles on foot. Records showed he finished that year in 23 days, 23 hours and ten minutes.
In addition to bikers, the Iditarod Trail Invitational is open to walkers and skiers who follow the historic Iditarod Trail from Knik Lake near Anchorage through McGrath to Nome, Alaska.