Thursday, February 16, 2017

YQ: Then and Now

When Aliy was packing her drop bags for the Yukon Quest 300 she came across a neck gator she hadn't seen in a while. She put it in her Pelly Crossing bag for the final leg of the race.

Take a look at these two pictures. The first is from the year 2000 when Aliy won the Yukon Quest. The second is from Pelly this year. Cool huh?

8 comments:

Mary W said...

She is a rockstar!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic anniversary for the Gator. Great momories for Aliy.. thanks for sharing.
Padee Fairbanks

Katy said...

My hero!

Margaret said...

WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!

Go Red Team!!!

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Seventeen years and still a champion in every respect!! Such a neat little surprise!!

Nessmuk said...

I SO wish I knew about the YQ back then....I would have loved to see Aliy and her Team win the Race!! I'm making up for lost time now....I'm hooked!! Glad Aliy reconnected with her lucky winter wear!!

Sunny said...

Oh how cool. Maybe it should go in the Red Team bag for Koyukuk. A bright omen to wear into Nulato. GO SPK! - strength and class all the way.

Mary Alice Adams said...

As Billy Crystal would say in his SNL skits, "You look mahvelous". It was such fun following the YQ and I am so excited for the start of the Iditarod. Congratulations to you and Allen on the YQ finishes. GO Doggies!