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2019 Iditarod: We Have a Winner!

Peter Kaiser arrives in Nome, winning the 47th running of the Iditarod. Here’s the rest of the top ten, as of 4:30 pm ET on Wednesday, 3/13/19:

1 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Nome
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to Nome
3 Jessie Royer (14) In to Nome
4 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of White Mountain
5 Matt Hall (3) Out of White Mountain
6 Travis Beals (51) Out of White Mountain
7 Paige Drobny (40) Out of White Mountain
8 Ramey Smyth (6) Out of White Mountain
9 Aaron Burmeister (38) In to White Mountain
10 Mitch Seavey (32) In to White Mountain

Iditarod Standings as of 3:15 pm ET, Tuesday 3/12/19

Peter Kaiser is in the lead, going into White Mountain.

1 Peter Kaiser (9) In to White Mountain
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to White Mountain
3 Jessie Royer (14) Out of Elim
4 Aliy Zirkle (19) In to Elim
5 Matt Hall (3) In to Elim
6 Jessie Holmes (5) Out of Koyuk
7 Mitch Seavey (32) Out of Koyuk
8 Travis Beals (51) Out of Koyuk
9 Paige Drobny (40) Out of Koyuk
10 Aaron Burmeister (38) Out of Koyuk

Iditarod Standings as of 3:45 pm ET Monday, 3/11/19

Nicolas Petit has dropped to third. Peter Kaiser takes the lead going into Koyuk.

1 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Koyuk
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to Koyuk
3 Nicolas Petit (20) Out of Shaktoolik
4 Jessie Royer (14) Out of Shaktoolik
5 Mitch Seavey (32) Out of Shaktoolik
6 Jessie Holmes (5) Out of Shaktoolik
7 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of Shaktoolik
8 Matthew Failor (17) In to Shaktoolik
9 Matt Hall (3) In to Shaktoolik
10 Paige Drobny (40) In to Shaktoolik

Iditarod Standings as of 5:45 pm ET, Sunday3/10/19

Nicolas Petit has regained the lead going into Unalakleet.

1 Nicolas Petit (20) In to Unalakleet
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) Out of Kaltag
3 Jessie Royer (14) Out of Kaltag
4 Peter Kaiser (9) Out of Kaltag
5 Mitch Seavey (32) Out of Kaltag
6 Matt Hall (3) Out of Kaltag
7 Jessie Holmes (5) Out of Kaltag
8 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of Kaltag
9 Matthew Failor (17) Out of Kaltag
10 Paige Drobny (40) Out of Kaltag

Iditarod Standings as of 9:20 pm ET, Saturday 3/9/2019

Nicolas Petit has slipped down to 2nd place, getting in to Kaltag 3 minutes after Peter Kaiser.

1 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Kaltag
2 Nicolas Petit (20) In to Kaltag
3 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) Out of Eagle Island
4 Jessie Royer (14) Out of Eagle Island
5 Matthew Failor (17) Out of Eagle Island
6 Mitch Seavey (32) Out of Eagle Island
7 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of Eagle Island
8 Ryan Redington (22) Out of Eagle Island
9 Mats Pettersson (4) Out of Eagle Island
10 Travis Beals (51) Out of Eagle Island

Iditarod Standings as of 11:30 am ET, Friday 3/8/19

Nicolas Petit remains in the lead, arriving at Anvik. His nearest competitors are at the previous checkpoint, Shageluk.

1 Nicolas Petit (20) In to Anvik
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to Shageluk
3 Jessie Royer (14) In to Shageluk
4 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Shageluk
5 Mitch Seavey (32) In to Shageluk
6 Richie Diehl (29) In to Shageluk
7 Ryan Redington (22) In to Shageluk
8 Matthew Failor (17) Out of Iditarod
9 Paige Drobny (40) Out of Iditarod
10 Matt Hall (3) Out of Iditarod

Iditarod Standings as of 8:30 pm ET, Thursday, 3/7/19

Nicholas Petit is now in the lead and has left the checkpoint at the town of Iditarod.

1 Nicolas Petit (20) Out of Iditarod
2 Aliy Zirkle (19) In to Iditarod
3 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to Iditarod
4 Martin Buser (21) In to Iditarod
5 Jessie Royer (14) In to Iditarod
6 Peter Kaiser (9) Out of Ophir
7 Richie Diehl (29) Out of Ophir
8 Ryan Redington (22) Out of Ophir
9 Mitch Seavey (32) Out of Ophir
10 Matthew Failor (17) Out of Ophir

Iditarod Standings as of 1:30 pm ET Wednesday, 3/6/19

Today’s leaderboard:
1 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of Ophir
2 Nicolas Petit (20) In to Ophir
3 Jessie Holmes (5) In to Ophir
4 Aaron Burmeister (38) In to Ophir
5 Martin Buser (21) Out of Takotna
6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In to Takotna
7 Jessie Royer (14) In to Takotna
8 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Takotna
9 Matt Hall (3) In to Takotna
10 Richie Diehl (29) In to Takotna

Iditarod Standings as of 3:39 pm Monday 3/4/19

You didn’t think I forgot about the Iditarod, did you? I’ll be posting more about this year’s race throughout the week, but for now, here are the top ten teams on the leaderboard as of 3:39 pm Eastern Time on Monday March 4th.

1 Nicolas Petit (20) Out of Rainy Pass
2 Peter Kaiser (9) Out of Rainy Pass
3 Ryan Redington (22) In to Rainy Pass
4 Jessie Holmes (5) In to Rainy Pass
5 Matt Hall (3) In to Rainy Pass
6 Linwood Fiedler (15) In to Rainy Pass
7 Wade Marrs (36) Out of Finger Lake
8 Aliy Zirkle (19) Out of Finger Lake
9 Ramey Smyth (6) Out of Finger Lake
10 Anna Berington (10) Out of Finger Lake

Iditarod Dog Doping Scandal


You know I love the Iditarod, and one of my goals in life is to see it in person some day, so I hate to report this. However, I know many people have questions about the treatment of the dogs during this grueling race. The Associated Press is reporting (via ESPN) that several dogs tested positive for Tramadol, an opioid paid reiever, after the 2017 race. Continue reading Iditarod Dog Doping Scandal