It's 9.30pm Alaska time.
In one of Sebastian's latest blogs he describes her as "Spiderwoman" as she is double ski-poling. You know she will be putting in every effort to help the team down the trail and likely won't stop poling until Front Street in Nome.
Aliy and Allen work very hard at their fitness and nutrition throughout the year and right here, right now, is where that starts to count.
Emily Schwing from KUAC radio in Fairbanks is following the race again this year and did a great story from Takotna checkpoint. In it she talks to Aliy, and others, about their schedules and about the temptation to alter their plans in response to other teams' schedules. Take a listen (click here for the link).
Allen and his Black Team are about 40 miles from Cripple. A quick check of their tracker analytics show they camped on the trail for about 4.5 hours.
The Anchorage Daily News interviewed Allen at Takotna after Aliy left last night. It's an interesting read. When we opened the link we were faced with this gorgeous picture of Mismo (left) and Felix singing! Meghan and I both simultaneously went "awwwwwww"! It looks like Puppet is joining in in the background too. Click on the picture to link you to the Q&A with Allen.