06 March 2013

Because You Asked: Iditarod Update

Due to several requests, I will continue to post Iditarod updates until the winner gets to Nome. Don't wanna leave you hangin', after all ... 

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey spent only 15 minutes in Ophir, pushing his team ahead of the pack to become the first to arrive in the ghost...
An Iditarod musher crosses ice between the Rohn and Nikolai check points on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Recharged by a full day's rest in the woodsy cabin checkpoint of Rohn, Martin Buser's 16 dogs screamed to leave.
Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.

With Martin Buser resting for the half of the day, Aaron Burmeister surged into the lead of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday -- until Berkowitz stole it away in Takotna.

Checkpoints along the Iditarod Trail offer a place for mushers and dogs to rest and recharge as they make their 1,000-mile journey to Nome.


Old NFO said...

Thanks for the updates, I can only admire those folks and dog teams!

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, sir. I didn't think it would be right to drop the coverage in the middle of the race ... and agreed!