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Monday, February 3, 2014

YQ: Mile 101 Black Team Video

Allen and the Black Team pulled in to Mile 101 checkpoint at 2.52am on Sunday morning and stayed just under five hours before heading off down the trail at 7.41am.

Most of his stay was in the dark so there was limited opportunity to get good video but there is some great audio of Schmoe and the team getting ready to leave! You may also be wondering why I just don't get closer? The Yukon Quest has very strict rules about the number of handlers that can be with the team at one time with the exception of the start, finish and, of course, Dawson. With one handler (Meghan) "catching" the team and leading them to their parking spot or sending them on their way I don't want to get too close to the team to get pictures or video and risk any sort of penalty for our teams.

Here's the team arriving and leaving Mile 101.


Lisa B said...

Just great - thanks! So Allen and Aliy and the superstar dogs are doing terrific. Handlers for both teams are doing terrific. All the folks gathering/sending/posting info to DogLog are doing terrific. I'm sure there are some other "home at the kennel holding down the fort" folks that we don't even know about that are also doing terrific. No matter how you look at it, as far as I'm concerned the entire SP Kennel is just the best there is!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this little vignette - the loneliness of a long distance runner indeed!

Being far away from the team with the camera is consistent with the scale and distance of the YQ1000.

Eery how the dogs give voice to their determination...

marilyn cozzens said...

Dittos. Very great job all around by every one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, love to hear the dogs howl. go Allen Go !!!!!!