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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Preparations At The Finish Line

Aliy and the Red Team are through the Safety checkpoint and racing toward the finish line in Nome. They're still trying to chase down the leaders with only 22 miles to go.

Meanwhile, the entire SP Kennel support team is at the finish line, preparing for the team's arrival. This includes setting up individual, straw-filled crates for each of the dogs, heaping up piles of snacks and kibble, organizing liniment and all of the comforts the dogs well and fully deserve! This photo just came in from Moira:



Whatever happens, you can be sure that Aliy will have spent every ounce of energy she has on the trail. As soon as the finish line ceremony is complete, she will take time to congratulate and thank each dog, then hand them over to the crew for all the pampering a dog could dream of!

13 comments:

mburrows said...

The Red Team is giving it their all, and regardless of the outcome, I, along with all of my 5th graders are proud of the team's accomplishments! Looking forward to more blog entries and thank you for all of your hard work keeping everyone updated :)

babs said...

I couldn't believe there was another update!! thank you once again for thinking of all of us fans (betting a lot of us are really fan-atics!!)when I'm sure you all have a lot on your minds! Y'all are great!!

Jenny Sweig said...

She and the whole team are so inspirational! Love the updates! Win or lose, Aliy is a winner in my eyes!

eric Sanchez said...

My whole entire 6th grade class are waiting for her finish we are currently doing ratios with her times in and out we are having a in class party regardless her final standings or position.

Libby the Lab said...

Thanks for keeping us updated
SP KENNEL ROCKS!!!

Nessmuk said...

Aliy and the Team deserve some pampering after their awesome performance during this entire race! Well done SP Kennel.....well done!

Sherri S said...

The fan following this team has attracted speaks volumes for Aliy, her dog team and an amazing support team -- well done everyone . . .enjoy the finish everyone!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Aliy! Second place is something to be proud of. We know you gave it your best. Good dogs.

ScrapSis said...

Yea, Aliy and Quito!! GOOD DAWGS!!

Anonymous said...

WELL DONE! CONGRATS!
We sat and watched you live.... I know you are tired. But you all looked GOOD!
get some much deserved rest... when you can reprogram yourself to sleep that is.
Your Faithful followers
The Ticknor's

Anonymous said...

Many happy returns on a wonderful race Aliy and SP team ! - Gwen in WA.

Anonymous said...

Thanks SP team for all the updates all through the race. You guys ROCK!!!

Pip
New Zealand

Lourdes, VT said...

You guys absolutely ROCK!!!! Support crew, mushers and dogs are so in tune with each other!!! You are special and inspirational!!!