FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An Idaho man set a course record in an Alaska event open to winter cyclists and runners and held along the route of the world's longest sled dog race.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Jay Petervary of Victor, Idaho, won the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational Wednesday.
The cyclist won the race in two days, 19 hours and 16 minutes. The previous record was three days, five hours and 40 minutes set by seven-time champion Peter Basinger in 2007.
Petervary beat Tim Bernston of Anchorage by 34 minutes. Two Fairbanks men, Jeff Oatley and Kevin Breistenbach, tied for third at 51 minutes behind the leader.
In 2008, Petevary also won the race, which takes human-powered entrants from Knik to McGrath along part of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.