Not sure who looks happier – the dogs or 2012 Iditarod Champ Dallas Seavey.
Congratulations to Dallas Seavey, the youngest musher to have ever won the Iditarod, who passed under the burled arch in Nome just before 7:30 last night. Alliy Zirkle came in second, about an hour behind Seavey, followed by Ramey Smyth, Aaron Burmeister, Peter Kaiser, and Ray Redington, Jr. The Red Lantern remains lit for the remaining 47 competitors.
Continue reading 2012 Iditarod: And we have a winner!
They’re having a heat wave in Alaska today. It’s all the way up to minus two degrees in Koyuk.
Race leaders Dallas Seavey and Alliy Zirkle have left White Mountain after completing their final required 8-hour rest period. The remainder of the top five are in at White Mountain: Ramey Smyth arrived at 2:17 am, Aaron Burmeister at 3:50 am, and Peter Kaiser at 6:55 am, so apparently all have chosen this rest stop as their 8-hour layover.
Continue reading 2012 Iditarod Standings as of 9:52 AM on 3/13/12
As I’m following the Iditarod this year, what strikes me most is the wide diversity in the mushers. I know I’m supposed to be writing about dogs, but have you taken a look at the field of humans?
Continue reading The Iditarod Humans
It’s minus 14 in Alaska, and our top five mushers have all left Shaktoolik.
Continue reading 2012 Iditarod Standings as of 2:18 AM on 3/12/12