Allen is running a very different race to those up in front! On a recent insider video he explained that the rest schedule he is running is so the younger dogs in the team will enjoy their Iditarod experience and learn how to get through a 1000 mile race. He said they had just gone through a lot of snow for eight hours and that is wasn't too fun for them so they were getting a good long rest in Kaltag. In the video he looked and sounded upbeat and the dogs came in with wagging tails and were gobbling down their snacks, so it looks like he's doing a great job!
He talked about the "crazy" weather conditions but in typical Allen Moore fashion he said "something is different every year, ya know?" - he's been around enough to take whatever comes in his stride and he didn't appear phased by it. He will be working hard himself to get as many of his team mates to Nome as possible, and not just by his famous ski-poling but also with exceptional dog care!
He pulled out of Kaltag at 12.30am after just over six hours rest there and is now on the way to Unalakleet. He has left someone behind in Kaltag, we're not sure who yet so we will let you know as soon as possible.
Screen shots from Insider video L-R: Allen looks upbeat; Tatfish enjoys his fish snack
Meanwhile, up in the front pack, Aliy and team pulled into Shaktoolik at midnight and are currently resting.
Yes, I know it 2.45am but I can't sleep so I thought I would join some of our supporters from different time zones and watch the overnight action!