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Iditarod Update as of 3/16 @ 9:49 AM / Feeding Requirements

shutterstock_215093821The top five mushers have now left Shaktoolik, 758 miles down, 221 miles to go.

Here are their departing times from the checkpoint this morning:
1. Aaron Burmeister, 3:48
2. Dallas Seavey, 5:08
3. Aliy Zirkle, 6:55
4. Jessie Royer, 7:50
5. Mitch Seavey, 9:17

Did you ever wonder how much these dogs eat while they’re racing?
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Iditarod Standings as of 3/8/14

Photo courtesy Iditarod.com
Photo courtesy Iditarod.com

The leaders in the 2014 Iditarod are about 2/3s of the way done, having made it through Kaltag.

The leader board shows Aliy Zirkle in the lead, having left Kaltag just after 3 am. She was followed by Martin Buser at 5:34, Nicolas Petit at 7:14, Sonny Lindner and Jeff King, who both left the checkpoint at 8:32. All have completed both their 8-hour and their 24-hour layovers.

Kaltag is 629 miles from the start in Anchorage. The race ends in Nome, 975 miles from the start.

Those of you who follow this annual race may remember that Zirkle finished 2nd last year, followed by King in 3rd place, Petit in 6th, and Lindner in 9th. Last year’s winner, Mitch Seavey, is currently running in 6th place, having left Kaltag about an hour after Lindner and King.

Learn more about the history of the Iditarod, and find up-to-the minute results on Iditarod.com I’ll try to update you at least once a day.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

2011 Iditarod: Early 3/11/11 Standings

Here’s the latest from Alaska, as reported by Iditarod.com:

1 Hugh Neff OUT OF Shageluk 03/11 02:05
2 John Baker OUT OF Shageluk 03/11 02:13
3 Lance Mackey OUT OF Shageluk 03/11 02:48
4 Martin Buser OUT OF Shageluk 03/11 02:49
5 Ray Redington Jr OUT OF Shageluk 03/11 03:11
6 Hans Gatt IN TO Shageluk 03/11 02:33
7 Sebastian Schnuelle OUT OF Iditarod 03/10 17:51
8 Michael Williams, Jr. OUT OF Iditarod 03/10 19:29
9 Sonny Lindner OUT OF Iditarod 03/10 20:00
10 Dallas Seavey OUT OF Iditarod 03/10 20:08

Of note:  reigning and 4-time champion Lance Mackey moves from 6th yesterday to 3rd today.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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