News from White Mountain, Shaktoolik and Nome
Aliy arrived at White Mountain early this morning, in 21st position, after a very good run from Elim. She will depart there at 12:34 PM, after her 8 hour mandatory rest. If all goes well, she will arrive in Nome 10 hours, more or less, after her departure from White Mountain. The whole family will be there to greet her at the finish line between 10:30 and 11:00 tonight.
Bridgett and Allen's brother, Kenny, drove a snowmobile from Nome to White Mountain this morning to catch up with Aliy before she starts that final push to Nome. We will post any communication from them as we receive it.
We also heard from Allen in Shaktoolik this morning. He is still feeling a bit under the weather so will take a long rest there before heading out on his next leg.
Congratulations to Lance Mackey, from the SP Kennel crew, for winning both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod for the second year in a row. He crossed the finish line of the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in first place, at about 2:30 AM today to the sounds of sirens and cheering crowds.
The final Podcast is now available. Listen to Aliy describe the trail from White Mountain to Nome. Click on the link below or to the right.