Pete’s story has gained the attention of major and local media publications.
Ep. 413: Iditarod Ultra Runner, Endurance Athlete and Stay-at-Home Dad – Pete Ripmaster
“Pete Ripmaster has an amazing story of triumph by ultra running the 1000 mile Iditarod Invitational. He went from dead last, having a near death experience, to winning the race…”
Iditarod Footrace Champ on Running Down Depression
“Three years ago, accomplished ultrarunner Ripmaster, read an article about the 1000-mile race and wanted in. He called the director the same day. His sheer enthusiasm secured him a spot”
REAL CLEAR LIFE
The Winner of the Iditarod 1,000-Mile Footrace Explains Why He Tried Five Times
“Ripmaster told RCL that competing in the Iditarod had been a dream since childhood — though not necessarily running it. As a boy, he had wanted to be a dog musher, which is why he moved to Alaska in the early 2000s to run dogs.”
REI CO-OP JOURNAL
Pete Ripmaster Wins the Iditarod Trail Invitational. What’s Next?
“Even without dramatic setbacks, the ITI is a physical and mental challenge like no other. “
A Race to Make Even Hardened Ultrarunners Cower
“It wasn’t until the 35th marathon that he began to wonder how he would fare if he actually trained. After a little training, he ran a 3:05 and qualified for the Boston Marathon.”
ORANGE MUD PODCAST
Episode 44: Pete Ripmaster, Running the Iditarod and Winning It.
“Be careful listening to this one, you might have to quit your job and go for a month long race….”
I COULD NEVER DO THAT
32 Pete Ripmaster – Iditarod Champion on Foot
“Buckle your seat belts, because you’re in for a treat…I’ll let Pete tell you about his journeys and obsessions about this event that led to his victory…”
BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS
The Comeback: Ripmaster Wins Iditarod Footrace
“Pete nearly died attempting the ITI in 2016…He had every excuse never to return to Alaska. But in 2018, Ripmaster ran the Iditarod again—and won it.”