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Yukon Quest 2020 Leaderboard as of 2/11 @ 3:00pm EST

Here are the top five mushers in the Yukon Quest this afternoon.  All times shown are Alaska Standard Time (four hours behind EST)

Brent Sass passed mile marker 959.3 at 10:51 am
Michelle Phillips passed mile marker 936.7 at 10:50 am
Cody Strathe passed mile marker 883.2 at 8:04 am
Allen Moore passed mile marker 883.22 at 10:01 am
Torsten Kohnert passed mile marker 852.8 at 10:48

Sass is traveling at 4.4 miles per hour, so he may finish overnight!

Iditarod 2020 Needs Volunteers

Photo courtesy Iditarod Trail Committee
Photo courtesy Iditarod Trail Committee

The Greatest Dog Sled Race on Earth, the grandaddy of them all, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is looking for volunteers for the 2020 race. Volunteers start working in January and some of the tasks take place next June, so there is plenty of time to sync up your volunteer job with your vacation from your regular job. Continue reading Iditarod 2020 Needs Volunteers

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 3:45 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 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 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 at 1:00 PM Eastern 3/11/18

Pete Kaiser (Photo:  Iditarod.com)
Pete Kaiser (Photo: Iditarod.com)
All five of the leaders have cleared the Kaltag checkpoint and are headed for the coast 85 miles away at Unalakleet.

Nicholas Petit remains in the lead, leaving Kaltag this morning at 1:43 am after dropping one dog. He continues on with 13 dogs and has had an average speed of 4.53 mph. Continue reading Iditarod Standings at 1:00 PM Eastern 3/11/18

Saturday Survey: Iditarod 2018

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233.jpgOne of my bucket list items is to go to Alaska to actually see the Iditarod in person. In lieu of that, I’m following along as best I can from Ohio. How about you – are you a big fan?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!