Jessica Simon

Jessica posted 8 stories to Yukon News.
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Quest musher wins Yukon Arctic Ultra

What do the Yukon Quest and Yukon Arctic Ultra have in common? Both are "a very long trip," says Switzerland's Thomas Wiget, veteran musher and ultramarathoner. "The ultra reminds me of the early days of the Quest,

  • Feb 25th, 2009 8:00am

Life on the briny deep

SKAGWAY Forty Yukoners shared the adventure of life on HMCS Whitehorse Monday as the naval ship sailed from Skagway to Juneau.

  • Apr 26th, 2008 3:00am

Running four legs on two

Keith Thaxter and Kelly Hostetler spent seven and a half hours getting to know each other. That’s how long it took them to run from Carcross…

  • Sep 13th, 2007 3:00am

Weather helped ultra live up to its name

Whoever comes with the best plan finishes,” said Andrew McLean, Canada’s ultramarathoner of the year at the start of the 2007 Yukon…

  • Mar 15th, 2007 3:00am

Arctic Ultra goes the distance

For five years, Yukoners have hosted more than 200 athletes from 21 countries including Guatemala, Slovenia and South Africa, for adventures of 42,…

  • Feb 10th, 2007 4:00am

Runners and bikers press against the stamina envelope

If Shelley Gellatly wanted her Yukon Gold Ultra associated with Robert Pollhammer’s Yukon Arctic Ultra, it would have to be tough, he told her…

  • Aug 26th, 2006 3:00am

New Ultra attracts familiar faces

Like family celebrating the birth of a new member, old hands are in attendance to launch the Yukon Gold Ultra, the Arctic Ultra’s summer sister…

  • Aug 19th, 2006 3:00am

Adventure racers tackle Quest trail

While dog mushers battled whiteouts and glare ice on the north end of the Yukon Quest trail, adventure athletes challenged the south end in the…

  • Feb 23rd, 2006 4:00am