Steve Cannon epitomizes what it means to be an athlete. Twenty years ago he could barely finish a 5K, but now Cannon has completed about 100 marathons and almost 30 RAGBRAI's.

He's not only physically fit, but he has the mental toughness to overcome anything. And he did just that when he crossed the Iditarod finish line on his bike.

"26 days, 4 hours, 29 minutes and 11 seconds," said Cannon.

That's how long it took him to cross the finish line at the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

"For me this is the superbowl."

Cannon is fromMediapolis which is in eastern Iowa near Burlington. He says he found his love for endurance sports a few decades ago after having a tough adulthood.

He's now among only a handful of people who can say they completed the world's largest winter race.
While also making history, becoming the first Iowan to do it on a fat tire bike.

"Kim Reynolds had given me and Iowa flag and said hang this sucker from the finish line if you get there. So there is a huge amount of pride in that."

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