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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Final Push!

Go Team!

Aliy, Quito, Scout, Beemer, Willie, Scruggs, Olivia, Mac, Nacho, Chica and Biscuit left White Mountain at 1.34pm - right on time and at the time of writing are just mile behind Mitch Seavey.

Right now they will be traversing the hills and will shortly start climbing over Topkok before dropping down onto the beach for the final run.

Experts predict the run to take 10 or 11 hours and the team here in Nome are alternating between checking refresh and setting up the dog yard down town for the team so they are comfortable when they arrive.

Keep watching those small green flags on the GPS tracker and willing #27 forward. Aliy knows she has super solid supporters and she'll know you are all "virtually" travelling with her on this last run.

This is it folks! Go Team!

53 comments:

Jenny Sundari said...

Go Aily!!!! U and the crew can do it!!

Anonymous said...

Crystal wrote

Go Aliy Go! Florida is behind you 110%!

Jessie Alloway said...

Hey guys! So excited. The article on ADN says Aliy dropped two dogs in white mountain, but from what I can see on the picture they posted with the article, it looks like there are 9. Maybe you guys can help?

Badas Musher said...

Go Aliy Go!!!! Run Dogs Run!!!!

Susan Spencer said...

So happy for you guys! Aliy, I think this is your year!! Cheering down here in Pensacola!!!

Mike Frerichs said...

Go Aliy! This is your moment!

Lori MacKinnon said...

Go Aliy GO!!! You are on fire!! Willow Aliy says rooooo goo Aliy!!!

Paula Nations Medlin said...

Go, Aliy Go!

Destiny said...

Hike it up team! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that Don & Jenn are pulling for Aliy and the SP team here from South Carolina!!! Go Potlickers! Luv you guys!

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy and team Cheers from Ms. Witte's 2nd Graders

Teresa said...

Jessie- I believe that ADN got their information from the "Current Standings" which initially posted Aliy out with 8 dogs. They then changed the current stands to 10 dogs, so I think that she has all 10 she came into WM with.

SP Crew- Thanks for the wonderful updates. You guys are truly great at making us feel a part of the team. Thank you.

And Aliy- I am so proud to be a supporter of yours and Allen's kennel. You are an inspiration. Truly. Thank you for taking us just a little bit on the ride with you.

Mike Barbis said...

Aliy!! We are rooting for you here in Connecticut!!

Mike Barbis said...

Go Aliy and Team! We are rooting for you here in Connecticut!

Anonymous said...

1h into the run and only 2 miles to catch up. Keep smiling. A long way to go yet! Those dogs can and will do magic for you - trust.
Ingbritt

ScrapSis said...

According to the official race standings, she arrived and left with 10 dogs.

Anonymous said...

The standings showed 8 dogs at first and then they corrected it to 10... busy checkpoint.

This is it, Aliy can do it with the great SPK dogs and crew... go, team!!

Meliss said...

Couldn't be more excited or supportive.
Run Quito girl!! Your second Golden Harness of the year is just waiting for you.

Mike Barbis said...

Go Aliy and Team!! Your fellow Quakers are behind you all of the way ... and everyone here in Connecticut is rooting for you too!!

par4j said...

Powering you up w/positive thoughts, Aliy!! You are the BEST!!!

Jenny Sweig said...

Loved, loved, loved the article I read that said that Aliy was howling to her dogs! Charge'em up! Go team Aliy!

Jenny Sweig said...

Loved, loved, loved the article I read about Aliy howling to her dogs before pushing off! Charge'em up! Give them something to talk about, Aliy! Go team Aliy!

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy and doggies, lots of prayers for safety and a fun run. You guys are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy! Cheering you from KS.

Mary from NH said...

G0 Aliy and team! We're cheering you on back in NH!

Dawn Thompson said...

Go Aliy & Team!! We are rooting for you from Jacksonville Fl. Your kennel has been working so hard for this! This is your year!

Katerina said...

Go Aliy, go huskies! You CAN DO IT!!!! We are all with you - you must feel the energy!

Anonymous said...

Everything Teresa said .... Thanks for the ride. Go Aliy and Red Team. So proud whatever the result

Anonymous said...

I can't stand it!! :) I want Aliy and team to win so bad!!! Going to have to wake up at an ungodly hour here in NH to see what happens :) I wish the finish was NOW :)

blackdeer said...

GO ALIY, from Ontario, Canada! This is your year!! :-)

blackdeer said...

GO ALIY!!! This is your year! :-)

Holly Freeman said...

We believe in you and love you beautiful sherpa team!!! Time to kick it. So proud of you!!

@ANDIAMOTO said...

Go Quito! Go Aliy & SPK Red Team!Keep Calm & Mush On...
There's no place like Nome, There's no place like Nome,
There's no place like Nome!!! :)

Anonymous said...

We have been screaming in this house. GO ALIY GO! we are so proud of you. We have been following you for years. and every time we get in the insider it has that we follow you saved. HORRAY! Keep up the hard work. we are right there with you and praying for your safety!

Ticknor's

tlh said...

Go Aliy go! Prayers, candles, thoughts, everything possible your way - you so deserve this. I won't sleep until it's over!

Unknown said...

Take it, Aliy! It's all yours!

Lourdes, VT said...

Oh man, I've never wanted someone to
win the Iditarod as much I as want Aliy to win! No matter what, she and the dogs are THE WINNERS no matter what the clock says!!!! Go ALIY GOOOOOOOOOOOO and GO WONDERFUL DOGS!!!!

Anonymous said...

GO ALIY GO!!!! We're all cheering for you from Boise, ID!

MBB said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
A L I Y !

David Tyler said...

Godspeed Aliy...from Dave and Sasha in Rome, NY!

Blake and Meg said...

OH MAN,, Go Go Go ALIY, we are mentally moving you ahead of Mitch on the GPS, Go Girl,You Go,, from here in Snohomish Wa in the lower 48.!!!!!!

mburrows said...

Everyone here in Craig's 5th grade is cheering her on. Go Aliy go!

Erin Gizzi said...

Go Aliy! Go! My class of 4th graders have been following you from the start. We are rooting for you! They ask for updates on your location all day long! Keep it up!

Cameron MacKail said...

Go Aliy and Red Team!!!! Cape Cod is with you. We're wishing you a smooth trail and fair winds for the rest of the trip to Nome.

Kris said...

Best of luck to Aliy and Quito and the rest of the team. The whippets in Vancouver, WA are rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

ALIY, we are behind you in Ohio! You got this!!!!

Moosekahl said...

Go Aliy Go! We are all here and anxiously awaiting your arrival! Can't wait to see you!

Anonymous said...

Go RED!!!!

The Budzaks said...

Go Aliy! Go Red Team! We're cheering you on from Wisconsin.
Archie and Kathe

Anonymous said...

Cheering you on with my online "friends" in the GPS Forum and Chat Room. Go Aliy!

Sue Nicholi said...

Go Aily, you could do it, pulling for you.
from
Sue Nicholi
Grayling, Ak

Anonymous said...

Go Aliy,

We are cheering real loud for you here in KS!!!

Fay Wenger said...

You inspire us with your Love for those beautiful dogs.
Mushing your way, we love you!