We're starting to get stats from the Meiers Lake checkpoint!
Allen and Aliy both had excellent runs over the mountains, keeping them at the top of the leader board. Allen's time was second fastest between the checkpoints, running 2 minutes behind SPK kennel friend and colleague Ryne Olson.
Here are the current leaders ranked by cumulative run time through the first two stints:
I want to give a shout out to Ryne who is running a stellar race. Many of you know that she spent two seasons with Allen and Aliy at SPK -- including running a team in Iditarod -- before starting her own racing kennel. She is obviously raising a fantastic young team and really showing her mushing prowess. I know both her and Allen well enough to say with confidence that they are having a blast racing each other. Ryne may be 16 minutes slower overall than Allen at the moment, but I can assure you he's got his eye on her!
The teams are now resting at Meiers Lake with scheduled departures later this morning... Go SPK!