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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Aliy seen Double Ski-Poling

Ray Crowe has flown into Nome and seen Aliy out of the plane window. He texted us that she was double ski-poling and about 5 miles apart from both Dallas and Raymey. This means she is still giving it all she has got. After passing through Safety she knows how far ahead Dallas is but not how far behind Raymey is. She is double ski-poling incase Dallas makes a big mistake that she can capitalize on and also to ensure that Raymey does not catch her.

The whole crew is here at Bridgett and Scotty's house in Nome except for Wendy who arrives in a few hours. The floor here is way to small for all the pacing that is going on!

Wes

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy! I am kicking myself for not signing up for the GPS tracking on Iditarod.com. :-(

Anonymous said...

Growing up in the south I never heard much about the Iditarod. I came across an article last week and after finding Aliy and this blog I am hooked! I have not only enjoyed learning about the race, but have also enjoyed learning about the dogs and their personalities. It is very apparent that they are truly a part of your family. Thanks to you all who have been updating the blog. I am now a true fan!

My dogs and I are cheering you on and look forward to watching you cross the finish line tonight!

Congratulations on a great race!

Chattanooga, TN

GlasMom said...

We're still cheering Aliy on like crazy - glued to the GPS tracker. Has Mickey made it in yet?? Go Aliy!! Heather

Barb Smith said...

My congratulations to SP Kennel, Aliy and Allen, for two spectacular finishes in the two top races of 2012. You are both first place with us, your fans! They do not come any better than you and your pups!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Wes!

Go Aliy!!! Go Red Team!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Anonymous said...

This is Krista,Allen's future niece in law, I have been dreaming of the Iditarod and glued to their website since the first day. I am so nervous and can't wait to see how it finishes!! She is doing such a great job!!!

Stephen S. said...

I also thank everyone for the blog.

As Aliy knows, one never knows what can happen...a broken runner? First or second, Aliy has earned many fans. Congratulations wherever you place!

For the Chattanooga poster...the Iditarod is indeed a proud race with proud participants and followers. The more you find out about the quality of (almost) all the mushers, the more excited you will become. Sounds like you'll want to take a trip to Alaska next year to see the start of the race! Maybe even to meet Aliy! The Iditarod is more than just a race. It is a showcase for character and those qualities we all value. Hopefully, you can get some young people interested in it. There is much to show them even between races.

Mel Bowman said...

Keep going, Aliy and Ryne! You're doing a great job!

Melanie Crowder said...

Come on Aliy!

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy! Your Penn Volleyball teammates are cheering you on. Finish strong! We're so proud of you! - Kate

Anonymous said...

Red Team,

You have finished the race of your lives. At no time should you feel less than pleased with your efforts.
I truely believe that you are Champions in the best ways.
Rest well and prepare for 2013. You have the keys to unlock the prize next year.
I am in awe of everthing it takes to run this race and therefore, I am in awe of SPK and it's awesome teams --- Red, Black and Red and Black.

Congrat's for an incredible and nailbiting 2012 race season.

Here is to (cink of glass) the most rewarding racing season ever!

Thank you for the wonderful ride.

Anonymous said...

My six-year old son and four-year old daughter and I, here in Los Angeles, have been glued to the computer screen for the past 9 days! But today especially!!!! We are h-u-g-e fans of Aliy!!!! Goooooooooo Aliy!!!! You are such an inspiration. And the friendliness and sweetness of your personality showed up in all the videos along the checkpoints. What a fabulous person you must be. We are your fans!

Anonymous said...

Cheering hard for Aliy from Two Rivers, WI.

amazon said...

Thanks for your updates on Aliy. You do a great job.
Proud of you Aily, busting proud of your dogs. You did fabulously!!!!!Linda WA. State

Julie said...

Aliy, you and your team have been an inspiration! What an amazing race. Great job and congrats from a new fan in Seattle! p.s. I must say that my 4 year old Mal has been very jealous for all the cheering I've done for all the Iditarod Red Team dogs!

Anonymous said...

Congrat's Aliy and the Red Team on a wonderful race.

You guys are the best!!!

Anonymous said...

From: Magali

Thanks for the updates !!

BIG BIG HUG TO ALIY from me please and big diner, hot tub (if you find one) and dessert .....

CONGRATULAITONS to all the team and dogs.....

Magali

Anonymous said...

BRAVO! What a SUPER race ! You are a champion , Dallas won first and so be it, congrats to him and you for giving such a run! The Sun is for you in all it's brightness. Hope you don't burst with all that great smile we send you. Very, very much love to the dogs. And you.
Cheers. Ingabritt

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Aliy!
Looking forward to seeing Ryne come in. Was glad she traveled in that pack going across to Koyuk.
Rest up Aliy and dogs.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Aliy! I am from the Netherlands and have run a Samoyed team for 15 years! I will wear something RED today!
Hugs from Anita Servaas
teamsno@planet.nl

Linda F said...

Congratulations from Northern California! What a race!! Sure wish I was going to be in the "hot drink/mess" tent in ANWR later this month to hear all the tales from the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod....2nd place both!!! Melissa is going to have a blast!!

Annie said...

I can only imagine Rays excitement from the plane! Everyone at AFS has been cheering Ally and her team on!

laurab said...

awesome job to everyone involved.I know a lot of work went into providing all the details on top of everything else that needed to be done. In the lower states we don't get much news so we rely on generous people like you guys to share the word. In turn, I do my best to pass the enthusiasm on to my elementary kiddos. so many of them have never even heard of the Iditarod. What a race everyone delivered. Super job!

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for the wonderful blog, all the info and to understand all that goes into a race.
Congratulations on Second Aliy , it is so, fantastic,wonderful, got to see your video of you coming in, it was so great to see you come across the finish line. a few hours after you came across.
You and the dog team look so good!!!!!!!!!
now Ryne. all the best. will be cheering on.
from Maureen W from Comox, BC

Linda Toth said...

I just watched the video of her entry into Nome, greeted by a loving family, support team, and an enthusiastic crowd.

Amazing and it felt good, really, good to watch.

par4j said...

Congratulations Aliy!! You and your team are the best!! On doing research re Alaska, found the Iditarod started in a couple weeks, researched the race and found you - a female musher, born in New Hampshire (I lived there a couple yrs - loved it), you were raised in MO - I live in Okla. I said well hey gotta 'root' for her - she was almost my next door neighbor! Man oh man, I did not expect the ride of my life you were going to give me!! I have never been so engaged in anything like this race before, cheering you on. I don't know you personally, but on watching you, seeing your videos, interviews, I love you and your dogs. What inspiring, courageous, determined, strong athletes you all are. I am in awe of what you endured, of your spirit and love for each other. THANK YOU, thank you for the incredibly memorable race you ran - well done!!!

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

Couldn't sleep last night until Aliy came into Nome. Hoss nodded off about 11:30 PM (EST). I could imagine what he was thinking, and dreaming, by the way his legs were moving...."Been there, done that." We were all glued to the GPS. Now where is everyone going to fit at Scott & Bridgett's place? (ha, ha)