March 9, 2009

Iditarod Day 3

My favorite time of the year is upon us!!! IDITAROD!

For those of you who have not been glued to your computer watching the race I thought I would give you some updates.

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod was last Saturday in Anchorage. Yesterday, the race restarted out in Wasilla. The teams are going to cover over 1150 miles through some very rugged and frigid terrain.

Since leaving Willow the lead teams have travelled to Yenta Station (52 miles), Swkwenta (34 miles), Finger Lake (45 miles), and Rainy Pass (30 miles).

These top 7 teams have already left the Rainy Pass checkpoint after spending about 5-10 min each there.

1. Sebastian Schnuelle
2. Paul Gebhardt
3. Rick Swenson
4. Aaron Burmeister
5. Hugh Neff
6. Melissa Owens
7. Ed Iten

Each of these teams has 16 dogs except for Melissa who has 15.

The rest of the top 10 are still in Rainy Pass. The next check point, Rohn, is in 48 miles. Good luck mushers hope the night is better than it is here in rainy and stormy KC.

For more up to date info you can check out

Currently I am cheering for Melissa. She is 19 years old and this is her second Iditarod and she is currently the only girl in the top ten, but Ally Zirkle is in 11th place.

1 comment:

Ben and Ashlee said...

That sound like a pretty cool race! It would be fun to watch!