It’s March in Alaska. The temperature hovers at minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ve been traveling alone and mostly unsupported for nearly 5 days across Alaska’s frozen tundra by bike. You’ve made it 250 miles so far. You’ve still got 750 to go. The weather? Unpredictable at best. Companionship? Let’s just say it’s lonely out there.

Welcome to the Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 1000 mile point to point race and pure test of mettle.

Athletes set off on February 25th for the world’s longest winter ultra race. One of only 19 people to attempt the full 1000 miles this year is Finnish athlete Toni Lund, who is riding a Kona Wo.

It’s fascinating to follow along with Toni’s progress on the race tracker located here:

As of this posting, Toni currently sits in 5th place, 11 miles behind the current leader. Anything can happen between now and projected remaining 11 days of racing, so be sure to stay tuned to the tracker for Toni’s progress. You can check out all of Toni’s race preparation on his Facebook page.

We’re cheering for you, Toni!