Winter Ultra Race

Despite a Pole Break 20 Miles In, Minneapolis Local Mike Brumbaugh Wins Arrowhead Ultra

The Arrowhead 135 is a 135-mile, human-powered event in northern Minnesota. This year, Mike Brumbaugh broke the course record by 5 minutes despite skiing with a busted pole for 115 miles of it. “When I broke it at twenty miles, I stopped and stuck a stick in each end ... It just snapped again. Then I just carried it for sixteen miles." He had to get resourceful at a general store stop along the way.