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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aliy Zirkle's SP Kennel Red Team Finish Iditarod

Aliy Zirkle and the SP Kennel Red Team have finished the 2013 Iditarod in second place, just minutes behind the winner. Quito was in single lead as the team crossed under the burled arch. Congratulations to Aliy and all the dogs!



We will post more photos and videos just as fast as possible!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations

Marla BB said...

If you're counting fans - Aliy's the winner...:)
You go musher, you go dogs, reap your rewards!
We love ya, Aliy, Allen, & SP Family,
G'night.

Anonymous said...

To Aliy & all the SPK team ! Miller's sending congratulations and best wishes. The great coach always said: there is nothing wrong with silver !!!

To a great athlete, woman, friend and dog lover. Go,go,go...don't stop, Go ! Brains, brawn and beauty on the trail. So proud, the true representative of Iditarod grace ~

Leah and Duncan said...

I hope this comes through to you Aliy. I tracked down your website just to say that I am so proud of you. I don't know you at all but have been following the race and hoping you would show the determination of a woman on a mission and you have just amazed me. So many congratulations!!

Leah Rahe Allen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your doggies!!! We love you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your canine athletes! What a great run. Thanks to all of your great support team that kept us updated on you all! -The Layman's

Mary said...

woo hooooo... great race Aliy and team!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not normally one to comment but wanted you to know that so much love is being sent your way tonight. I've only been following dog sledding a few years and SP Kennel for a little over a year now but you all are such an inspiration. I admire everything you do at SP Kennel, keep it up. Looking forward to following for many years to come. Congrats on another fantastic race, Aliy and Red Team!!

Mary said...

wooo-hoooooo!!! Great race Aliy and "furiends"!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Trails! Thanks to those who kept this website updated and all of us "in the know" from SP during the race. Now for cheering on the rest of the mushers!

Thanks again ! Congrats!!

Gwen - WA.

Karen said...

Congratulations, Aliy & team; thanks for a thrilling ride!

Dawn E said...

Awesome effort Aliy. Great race! We missed the end. Set the alarm but you were too fast! Be proud of a great accomplishment!

Barbara in Fort Worth said...

Congratulations, Aliy!!! A very tough AND exciting race! Cheers to you and your amazing dogs. Second is definitely nothing to sneeze at!!!! LOL

Dragonfly229 said...

Great race, Aliy! SP Kennels ROCKS! Looking forward to your insight on the race.

Mike Frerichs said...

Great job Aliy and team!

trudym said...

Congratulations Aliy and team for a phenomenal race! You are truly remarkable and amazing!

trudym said...

Congratulations Aliy and team for a phenomenal race! You are truly remarkable and amazing!

Regina said...

Way to go Red Team!!! Fantastic race, fantastic finish.

From your fan club in South Carolina (:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Aliy and all the team! That was the most exciting race i've ever watched. We are very proud of you.

Chris and Pip
New Zealand

Michelle ミシェル said...

Another great race for the Red Team and Aliy! Loved watching the updates from your website and keeping track during the race. You and your team did an amazing job together! Aliy you are an inspiration to so many in terms of your high level of determination and committment to the sport of mushing. Thank you from the Brown Family in St.Petersburg, Florida! P.S. I was so glad to see the Iditarod Committee recognize a live finish of the second musher this year!

Anonymous said...

Another great race for SP Kennels! Woo-hoo! So proud of you all.

Joe K in PA said...

Thanks for the ride Aliy you made the late nights all worth it!!

Hang in there yours is coming ;)

Mel Bowman said...

Great job!

PowersHealth said...

Thanks for a great ride and the inspiration you instill in us women who love the sport

Margaret said...

Michelle (above) said it all for me, too!

Congratulations to 2-legged musher Aliy and her wonderful team - this is what real competition is - SPKennel, the classiest organization in the world!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

In my book, Aliy and her pups are the TRUE WINNERS of the Iditarod!!!
I'm writing this with tears of joy in my eyes. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

Jamie said...

I just want to say what a Ride:) Great Job Aliy and Doggies we are very proud of you in Manitowoc, WI:)You are truly a remarkable athlete and the compassion and care you give to your dogs is so cool to watch.

Congratulations Again on your 2013 Iditarod Finish!

babs said...

Congratulations, Aliy, on a tough & hard fought race. You & the SP Kennel dogs make us proud to be SPK fans. What an example & inspiration you are! Now it's time to turn my full attention to Allen & Bonita & the rest of the SPK 2013Iditarod team!

CW4 Gene & Mindi Frazier said...

Wunderbar Aliy! You are an inspiration! You make the Iditarod exciting for us...Now get some rest!
Gene and Mindi Frazier
Wiesbaden, Germany

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Alyi and her team from Berlin / Germany. You were so great! We admired you all the days of the race.
Viele liebe Grüße aus Berlin
Angela und Horst

Andrea Groll said...

Congratulations Aliy and your Dog-team for a phenomenal race!!!

Greetings from Switzerland

Anonymous said...

My class has been following the Iditarod for the first time ever. We were very excited to see your finish. It was amazing. Congratulations. We are having our own ceremony next week to celebrate your experience and challenge. From New Brunswick Canada we congratulate you.