He ran in the inaugural MSR in 1983, and in 2000 he made a comeback to lead a contingency of five Fairbanks runners in the men?s division. Mike Kramer came in first with a time of 33:22 to hold off his local rival, Kevin Brinegar, who finished in 33:34. The future and past of the UAF ski team?represented by Juraj Brugos and Peter Alden?took the third and fourth slots, respectively, while Bill Rodgers of Fort Wainwright completed the Fairbanks Five with a time of 33:54. On the women?s side, 1997 champ Ruth Horton beat Jane Leblond to take first place with a time of 39:32. With a time of 39:45, Leblond finished seconds ahead of Susan Faulkner, who captured third with a time of 39:51.