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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Iditarod 2010: Tuesday Morning

Aliy and the Red Team have just passed through Golovin on their way to White Mountain. Bridgett and I have spent a lot of time analyzing the GPS data and speculating about Aliy's run/rest schedule over the past 24 hours. We have no "real" info, of course, but it looks like she has broken up the distances between checkpoints into shorter runs with camping rests in between. She has probably done this to "adjust the trail" to suit her dogs as they approach the finish.

Meanwhile, Allen and the Black Team are in Shaktoolik, taking a rest before crossing the Norton Sound. All we can tell from the GPS and leader board is that they have been moving well and are still very much on their original race plan. He and his mostly-young dogs are doing a super job and we look forward to hearing all the stories of their experiences!

While we await the arrival of our fantastic SP Kennel teams, I'll put together some more of Aliy's great footage from the trail and post it as fast as the internet here will let me... Stay tuned!


teckel said...

Thanks for the update. I have been wondering ... Since some of the mushers who left Elim behind her have passed her and are now in White Mountain, I was concerned. I am sure she is doing what is best for the dogs.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a bit crazy watching on the internet, just hoping all is OK.

Libby the Lab said...

Great videos!! Thanks for tip on watching the videos in a larger format. I will be watching for Aliy to come under the arch on the GCI web cam.