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Are You Ready?

Just a little Husky from the Iditarod Store
Just a little Husky from the Iditarod Store

The ceremonial start of the grandaddy of them all, the Iditarod Sled Dog Trail Race, begins in under 17 hours! This start from Anchorage, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2 pm Eastern / 10 am Alaska, gives the public a great chance to be part of the excitement and to see the dogs up close and personal, before the actual race starts on Sunday at Willow. The restart is at 6 pm Eastern / 2 pm Alaska. Continue reading Are You Ready?

Yukon Quest 2020 Leader Board as of 2/10/2020 @ 2:25 PM (Eastern)

The top five on the leader board as of this afternoon. Remember all times shown are Alaskan Standard, four hours behind EST.

Brent Sass passed mile marker 854.4 at 10:20 AM
Michelle Phillips passed mile marker 852.7 at 10:11 AM
Cody Strathe passed mile marker 814.0 at 10:22 AM
Allen Moore passed mile marker 785.7 at 10:22 AM
Ryne Olson passed mile marker 736.2 at 10:22 AM

The event website has lots of helpful information, including a live tracking map and a graph showing which checkpoints each of the top ten mushers have gone through.

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