Dan arrived in Fairbanks (254 miles) at 0140 hours local time, 0540 Eastern time.
His total time from Deadhorse (495 miles) was 6 hours and 40 minutes for an average speed of 74 MPH.
This is clearly an excellent start to what can only be described as the challenge of a lifetime.
John Ryan did the same distance in 7 hours and 40 minutes for an average speed of roughly 65 miles per hour.
By my calculation, Dan's elapsed time to this point is 13% faster than John Ryan's record time. That is an outstanding