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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Iditarod 2010: Allen's Good Deed Of The Day

Here's an audio post from Bridgett describing a story she heard from Aliy about one of Allen's experiences on the trail. I'll compile my notes about other info Bridgett got from Aliy during her phone call from Takotna and post them soon. Meanwhile, here's a little glimpse of the kind of unusual things mushers can face -- and find themselves doing -- out on the Iditarod Trail:


If you are having trouble with the embedded mp3 player, you can click here to access the mp3 file directly and play it however your computer normally handles mp3 files.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great update, Bridgett!

kellross1 said...

Wow that is amazing! I hope the other dog team was ok, that's so scary to lose a dog out there! He told me before the start that if he saw a team in trouble he would for sure stop and help them! That's a great story!

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of why we like mushing...good sportsmanship!

CC & MF

sarsmile said...

Nice story. Except that Allen wasn't slow at all from McGrath to Takotna, according to the standings - in fact he was faster than Aliy was!

Anonymous said...

Good job, Allen. He really saved the day.

KB said...

Very cool pictures of Allen arriving into Takotna from an aerial point of view taken by Jeff Schultz on March 10, 2010 --- pictures 13/21 and 14/21.

edwinledoux said...

Unreal! Good job Allen! Does someone knows who the other musher was? And why did he not bring Allen back to his dogs, instead of let him walk?

Anonymous said...

Was the other musher Justin Savidis? I read that he lost a 3 year-old dog (Whitey) between Nikolai and McGrath. I hope they find the dog soon.