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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

Mitch Seavey Takes 2017 Iditarod!

Seavey win

Congratulations to Mitch Seavey on making it first to Nome and winning the 2017 Iditarod! He started at Anchorage with 16 dogs and finished 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds later in Nome with 11 dogs remaining. He dropped off three dogs with volunteers in Huslia, one in Unalakleet, and 1 at White Mountain. From his bio on Iditarod.com:
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2nd Mackey dog is 3rd dog to die during this Iditarod 2015

Sad news from the Idatirod trail. Dallas Mackey has lost a 2nd dog. A 3-year-old male named Stiffy died suddenly at about 5:15 p.m. Friday on the trail between Elim and White Mountain. Another 3-year-old Mackey dog, Wyatt, who died between Tanana and Ruby. Both dogs will be necropsied to determine the causes of death.
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The Purse for Iditarod 2015

Last post this year for the Last Great Race on Earth. Did you ever wonder why people want to subject themselves to harsh, dangerous conditions for 8 days every year? I’m sure many of them think it’s fun, and it’s prestigious to win, and it’s a challenge to be overcome…but if I were going to do it (like that’s going to happen…NOT), I’d do it for the money. Is that so wrong? Here’s the prize breakdown for this year’s race.
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Iditarod 2015: Final Results Are In!

Here’s how they finished in the Last Great Race on Earth:

1. Dallas Seavey, with a total race time of 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 6 seconds.
2. Mitch Seavey, with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds.
3. Aaron Burmeister, 8 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes, 31 seconds.
4. Jessie Royer, 9 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes, 9 seconds.
5. Aliy Zirkle, 9 days, 4 hours, 44 minutes, 25 seconds.

There are still about 45 racers on the course, with 22 having finished by 8:36 this morning.

Congratulations to all of the contenders.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!