What a difference 24 hours can make. At this time last night, Allen was competing for feet and inches. Tonight he is cruising toward the finish line with something like an 8 hour lead. I'm reminded of how Allen was quoted before the race began: "Crap is gonna happen!" It certainly did, and we hope everyone is okay.
Many of you have asked for my prediction about what time Allen will finish. I've been unable to accommodate you because I was privy to his plan to stay longer at Braeburn in order to visit with Brent, but had no idea how long that might be.
I still don't have a very reliable time to offer, because it appears on the tracker that Allen is taking it pretty easy with his team on the trail. His speeds look to be in the 5-7 mph range, so it's likely they will travel the 65 miles to the finish in about 10 hours.
The team left Braeburn at 3:30pm so that would put them at the finish around 1-2am. Honestly, though, that's just a guess. I'm not completely sure what time zone they're in!
I haven't heard from the crew about their whereabouts, but I think they've left Braeburn and are on the road. Due to weather conditions, the finish line has been moved to Takhini Hot Springs, some 20 miles or so up the road from Whitehorse. There's no telling what kind of internet connection Moira may find there, but you can be sure she will do her best to keep you posted... Stay tuned!