This week's Flashback Friday is simply a photo.
Aliy ran her first 1,000 mile race -- the Yukon Quest -- in 1998. She finished in 13 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes. This photo is of her team: (L to R): Flood and Rubia; Chip and Kronk; Roger and Cisco; Missy and Stasha; and Twister and Martin) as they finally reached American Summit in incredibly poor weather conditions. The wind was howling and the trail had blown over. Aliy and the team had struggled for hours to reach the summit.
Photographer Laurent Dick was positioned just over the summit on a snow machine. He captured this great image. There are many other fantastic images from that race in Laurent's book: "Yukon Quest Photo Journey".