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Monday, February 13, 2012

Allen Leaves Braeburn On Time For Final Leg of the Yukon Quest 2012

Allen left Braeburn right on time at 4:23 pm PST. He left with 10 healthy dogs and a light sled. He dropped Puppet who had both a sore shoulder and sore wrist. She is doing well and resting in her dog box, next to Schmoe and Pud. In Carmacks, Allen began sorting through his gear and getting rid of weight. In Braeburn, he continued to lighten the load to only the barest of essentials for this last run to the finish line. Given his history as a sprint musher, I have no doubt he knows how to run a light sled to the finish line! Aliy and Ray kept him on schedule of eating, resting, and caring for the dogs. He was well ahead of schedule when he approached the checkout line. He rode up on the sled with several minutes to spare. A large crowd gathered to watch him take off on this leg of the race, including friends and fellow mushers. He was asked to give a speech and said "I'll see ya'll at the finish line,. Somebody may have to carry me off the finish line though." When asked by the media what his race strategy was he answered "Run fast, Long time". As you can see, he still has his sense of humor and is in good spirits. Hugh is taking off at his appointed time, and running with the 9 dogs he has left. Lance will leave a little over three hours later. We'll be leaving Braeburn with a few cinnamon rolls for the road, to start the vigil at the finish line.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Allen and happy dogs! Run like the wind!

Deb said...

We will be watching with all your other fans. Have a great run, Allen and Black team dogs rock!

Macgellan said...

Let the YQ100 begin!... Go get 'em Allen... You da man!!!

Amy said...

I can't thank you enough for the great updated posts on your website with pictures and videos. It makes watching the race so enjoyable!

Anonymous said...

with you in spirit!! fly, Allen and good dogs!

Anonymous said...

Special dogs, special man, special kennel. I'll be waiting at the finish line to hoop and hollar. Safe Journey. Yo=Lynn

Anonymous said...

Tatfish for Golden Harness!!
Lov ya bro,
Spot

NCL said...

Go Allen! Go dogs!

cha-cha's fan said...

grat race, allen! wish you all the best. I agree with amy: thanks guys!

Anonymous said...

Happy Feet all the way to Whitehorse!!!

Poleing and paddling!

Whitehorse --- Here they come!

BJ said...

I don't think I can handle this! You can do it dad!

Lisa B said...

Cheering for Allen & dogs! Glued to the tracker. Thanks for the updates. Go Black Team!!!!

Libby the Lab said...

SO EXCITED :) SP Kennel Black team rocks!!

Helen said...

Have a good, safe run to Whitehorse! Will be watching your progress all night long!

Linda Toth said...

Good racing ... strong racing.

Helen said...

Go, SPK Team, Go!

katkreek said...

It seems that we are also running these 100 miles! No sleeep tonight...must sweet talk those doggies...almost home...on to the finish line...Go Olivia!!


Tonia, Herb, Sascha and Mia

Anonymous said...

We are cheering on the team and especially Quito! Indigo has gone off to bed, with the promise of an early morning peek at SP Kennel Doglog.....

Anonymous said...

We are cheering on the team and especially Quito! Indigo has gone off to bed, with the promise of an early morning peek at SP Kennel Doglog.....

Anonymous said...

Allen, I am proud to be a fan of SPKennel. Congratulations on your race. You did a great job.