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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

9 Day 5 Hours 29 Minutes 10 Seconds

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Aliy, it was wonderful to see the video of you arriving in Nome. and that your Mom made it.
Go girl. now waiting for Ryne to come in. have a good sleep.
hugs Maureen W

Libby the Lab said...

CONGRATS to Aliy and the Red Team on a fantastic race. Thanks for taking us all along on the ride with the excellent reporting here!

Bob Restore said...

Congratulations from Homewood Illinos.

Bob Restore said...

Congratulations! This year's race was a good one because of how civilized you and Dallas interact with each other.

MJ Ann said...

AWESOME RACE, AWESOME FINISH! Our congratulations to Aliy and the entire SP Kennel Team.
Ann and Tom

Natascia said...

The race has been awesome to watch this year, and I've loved the coverage given by all you guys at SPK. I stayed up past midnight EST to see Aliy's finish, and it was thrilling to see her come under the burled arch! Big congratulations to Aliy's Red Team!! Continued good wishes towards Ryne!!

Kathy Williamson, DVM said...

Aliy and all of the super athletes,
I am so proud of you all and feel so lucky to know you and have worked with you over the years. The team looked absolutely fantastic coming into Nome. Heads up, tails up, trotting briskly and smoothly under the burled arch. Just amazing. The monumental effort of finishing so strongly, the obvious excellence of the dog care to bring in a team looking like they did after 900+ miles are a true testament to
Aliy, Allen, Ryne and all of the SP Kennels family's incredible passion and skill in raising, training, conditioning and racing the most wonderful creatures on earth - The Alaskan husky.
Congratulations to you all on this amazing accomplishment.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness what a race!!Congratulations to Aliy and the 'old men sitting on the couch' ~ ooops I mean dogs for their spectacular finish!! The smile on Aliy's face when she finished says it all!
And thank you to Wes, Kaz, Mac and everyone else for the timely updates and giving us our SP "fix" when we needed it most.
Go Ryne!!!
Also Congratulations to both Aliy and Ryne for making the Hottest Mushers of 2012 Iditarod List!!

coyoteforging said...

Great job Aliy! We women mushers down here in AZ have been pulling for you. You`ve been an inspiration! Denise Edwards, Flagstaff,AZ

Anonymous said...

So very proud of the dogs, Aliy and SP Kennels. Way to go! I can hardly wait to hear the stories.

Clarion Linda

alaska_escape said...

Amazing race!!!
I'm proud to live in the village where is this amazing kennel!

JQ said...

Way to go Aliy. I was hoping that you would get the truck but it was great to see you and those inspiring dogs come into Nome. What a grand entrance.

JQ

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Red Team, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof,woof,woof, woof, woof, and woof!!! Plus a really big congrats to musher Aliy!!!

You are a great athlete and a great person!!!

It is an honor to blog here! Go Ryne!!!

Dawn E said...

Awesome accomplishment by an awesome woman! Congrats to Aliy and her team!

Mrs. Behrend said...

Hi! Congrats on your wonderful run in this year's Iditarod!

I am a second grade teacher In Blackfoot, ID. We have been following the Iditarod with our students as part of a unit in our reading curriculum. We gave each student three or four mushers each, and we moved 'dogs' along the route. Jace N is a Zirkle expert, and he and his dad have been following your every move.

Our students have a question about the Iditarod. They wonder what would have happened if you and Dallas came in at the same time, or in other words--completed the race in a tie. I looked at the rules and couldn't find anything that addressed that.

If you get a chance, can you email me at behrk@d55.k12.id.us with an answer. It would mean a lot to the kids.

Thanks and congrats on your great run!
Kathy Behrend
Ridge Crest Elementary
Blackfoot, ID

Britt said...

Congrats Aliy!! It was great fun watching you race,....even I am sleep deprived,...staying up late (down here in SLC) watching the GPS tracker....it was well worth it!! You and your wonderful dogs made sure Dallas had to work hard to get the truck. Looking forward to next year! Cheers, britt

Hoss (ret.), Cindy and Tom said...

What a great race. Aliy and SPKennel, once again, demonstrate the great love and care given to their dogs during the race. Get some well deserved rest!!

cha-cha's fan said...

awesome!
congratulations, aliy & dogs!

Ana said...
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Ana said...

Congratulations! I was rooting for you all the way from sunny California.

Pat M. said...

Aliy - thank you for your inspiration. I have been posting your progress on FaceBook and have been stunned at how many of my friends here in Daytona Beach, FL have been eagerly reading and waiting for my updates. Pat M.