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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Aliy First to the Coast

Aliy arrived at Unalakleet at 7:28 am AST. She and the dogs looked good coming into the checkpoint, though Aliy did look like it had been very cold out there on the trail. Unalakleet is reporting temperature of -35 degrees. That means that spots on the trail were likely much colder.

Being the first to arrive in Unalakleet, Aliy received the Gold Coast Award presented by Wells Fargo. Scotty Watkins, Nome's Wells Fargo Branch Manager and Aliy's son in law, presented her with a beautiful gold cup, $2500 worth of Nome gold and a Van Zile print. SP Kennel will be paying for dog food with gold this summer!

Dallas Seavey arrived in Nome 51 minutes after Aliy and Burmeister shortly after.

14 comments:

Bob Benjamin said...

Hi KAZ,

I was up half the night hoping that Aliy would be the first to the coast. Hoooray Hoooray ...

I know there are still many challenges ahead. I will be cheering all the way to Nome.

Go Aliy ...

Bob Benjamin

Deb said...

Amazing day! Rest well Aliy and dogs. We're sending our strength to you.

Anne said...

What a special moment that must have been for Aliy, Scotty, Bridgett and Allen!!! Never to be forgotten, I'm sure.
Aliy, you have already done a phenomenal job in this race. No matter what the outcome - and I'm sure it will be fantastic! - your fans are behind you 100% Hopefully as you're making that last run into Nome you'll hear all our voices chanting in your head, GO ALIY!!!!! and we haven't forgotten you either, Ryne. GO RYNE!!!!

Linda F said...

Well said, Anne! My voice certainly joins yours...for both Aliy and Ryne who, at least at one point, had "my" dog Ranger in lead! Go SP Kennel!!!!!

katkreek said...

Great Golden Goodness! What a great team!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anne and Deb. Hoooray Hoooray Aliy. GO ALIY GO!!!!! GO RYNE GO !!!!!!
Maureen W

Unknown said...

Kaz,

We have our fingers crossed here in Healy. We are glued to the computer between our own runs. Best wishes to the entire team. The Capistrants.

Patti Walkotte said...

So proud of you guys! You are running a great race and you take such wonderful care of the dogs too! Will keep our fingers crossed for all of you! congrats SP Dogs!

Anonymous said...

I think Anne did an excellent job expressing my thoughts. Thanks Anne!
Amy W.

GlasMom said...

Way to go Aliy! The Northeast contingency (Connecticut) has been cheering you on! We're praying for your dogs and your safety. We know you can do it!! keep on trying Aliy!!! you rock!!!
from,
Heather (Kelley) & Emma

jgrogg2001@yahoo.com said...

Excellent .... from one 'potlicker' to another ... you go girl!!!

The Groggs

Bakavi kennel said...

Go girl. Lot of good women in this race doing ok but you are doing fantastic. so many good wishes hoping that you make all of the right moves. You have been fantastic so far.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Praying for Aliy ! We're so excited we can hardly stand it! Go red! Go red& black! Cheers from the Meierotto's!

Pat R. said...

Go Aliy, GO!! You are one awesome lady. I've been watching you since your Yukon Quest win. Praying for you and your pups!