Ryne spent 2 minutes at the Safety checkpoint and took off in pursuit of Kelly Maxiner who is 8 minutes ahead of her and she has nearly caught.
It's a beautiful day here in Nome with sunshine and minimal wind. Dog food is soaking and Ryne's family is really getting excited to see her. This is a huge event for the Olson family and rightly so. Crossing the burled arch of Nome symbolizes a huge achievement and reward for Ryne for so much hard work and applied learning.
From a personal view, I could not be more proud of her achievement. Most of my training runs this season have been with Ryne and although she is 10 years my junior she has taught me so much.