KTUU is reporting that seven rail cars full of snow had to be brought into Anchorage from Fairbanks for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod this year. (Global warming: myth or reality??) Continue reading How do you start a sled race when there’s no snow?
As I sit here at my desk, I can still see piles of snow in my back yard and around my driveway. But in Alaska, they have had so little snow that they actually had to move the race to a new course, pictured here. Up-to-the-minute results this morning are as follows: Continue reading Iditarod Update: 3/10/15 @ 9:40 AM, Alaska Time / New Map due to Lack of Snow
It’s all over but the crying for the top ten finishers in Alaska. Here are the final results from Iditarod.com:
1 John Baker IN TO Nome 03/15 09:46
2 Ramey Smyth IN TO Nome 03/15 10:50
3 Hans Gatt IN TO Nome 03/15 15:24
4 Dallas Seavey IN TO Nome 03/15 17:27
5 Hugh Neff IN TO Nome 03/15 18:16
6 Sebastian Schnuelle IN TO Nome 03/15 18:55
7 Ray Redington Jr IN TO Nome 03/15 20:41
8 Peter Kaiser IN TO Nome 03/15 22:06
9 Ken Anderson IN TO Nome 03/16 00:23
10 Jessie Royer IN TO Nome 03/16 00:23
Congratulations to all!
Here are the current standings from Iditarod.com. Current and four-time champion Lance Mackey has fallen out of the top ten to number 11. According to the Alaska Dispatch, he has now conceded that this will not be his year. Although he plans to finish, he knows he cannot win.
|1||John Baker||IN TO Unalakleet||03/13 05:04|
|2||Sebastian Schnuelle||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 19:40|
|3||Ramey Smyth||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 19:50|
|4||Hugh Neff||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 20:10|
|5||Hans Gatt||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 20:10|
|6||Ray Redington Jr||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 21:35|
|7||DeeDee Jonrowe||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 22:33|
|8||Sonny Lindner||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 23:02|
|9||Dallas Seavey||OUT OF Kaltag||03/12 23:56|
|10||Jessie Royer||OUT OF Kaltag||03/13 01:50|
From Iditarod.com, here’s the latest standings from the Great Race.
Current Race Standings
|1||John Baker||OUT OF Eagle Island||03/12 04:05|
|2||Hugh Neff||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 00:25|
|3||Lance Mackey||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 00:57|
|4||Ray Redington Jr||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 01:14|
|5||Sonny Lindner||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 02:14|
|6||Hans Gatt||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 02:28|
|7||Sebastian Schnuelle||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 02:35|
|8||Ramey Smyth||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 02:37|
|9||Martin Buser||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 02:44|
|10||DeeDee Jonrowe||IN TO Eagle Island||03/12 03:33|
Most of the top ten race teams have either arrived or left the Nulato checkpoint, 393 miles from the finish line. With today’s Nome temperature again well below zero (-28 last I checked), I know they’re thinking 393 miles is about 392 miles too long!
I’m not sure how it got to be March already without my noticing, but this month only means 3 things: NCAA hoops, spring, and of course, The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. My son brought home dogsled-related vocabulary words for homework last night, and it reminded me.