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. Continue reading 2nd Mackey dog is 3rd dog to die during this 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. Continue reading The Purse for Iditarod 2015→
The top five mushers have now completed 2/3’s of the World’s Last Great Race. All have completed both of their required layovers, so it’s all out for the next 300 miles to the finish line. Here’s the leaderboard, showing the times they left the checkpoint at Kaltag: Continue reading Iditarod Update As Of 3/15/15 @ 6:40 AM→
All five of the top mushers are now safely into the checkpoint at Huslia, which is the half-way point for this year’s race. They have completed 478 of the 979 miles. Looks like the leader, Burmeister, is finally taking his required 8-hour layover, and Dallas Seavey & Thomas Waerner may be starting their 24-hour rest period.
1. Aaron Burmeister, out of Galena at 6:26
2. Dallas Seavey, out of Galena at 8:48
3. Martin Buser, out of Galena at 10:55
4. Rookie musher Thomas Waerner, out of Galena at 12:39
5. Hugh Neff, out of Galena at 2:12 this afternoon
These top five mushers have all completed their 8-hour layover, with the exception of Burmeister.
Today’s race activity is centered around the Galena checkpoint. In first place, Aaron Burmeister left Galena at 6:26 this morning, followed by Dallas Seavey at 8:48. In third place, Jeff King arrived at Galena at 4:37 this morning, followed by Aliy Zirkle at 5:54 and Martin Buser at 7:07. Seavey, King, and Buser have all completed their required 8-hour layover.