11 March 2013

Monday Iditarod Update #2


A second Iditarod championship is anything but in the bag for Sterling musher Mitch Seavey, who was clinging to a lead while running his team on the...
Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


The first Iditarod mushers arrived in Unalakleet on Sunday morning Mar. 10, 2013.
Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Updates from Kyle Hopkins in Unalakleet, including video of defending champ Dallas Seavey.
Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, March 10, 2013.

His lost dog found, Whitehorse musher Gerry Willomitzer was back on the Iditarod Trail on Sunday. Meanwhile, Jamaica musher Newton Marshall's lost dog has been spotted multiple times near Rohn.

UNALAKLEET -- Aliy Zirkle displayed her hands.

With a chase pack of evenly matched racers battling for position behind Mitch Seavey in these final hours of the race, anything short of perfection...
Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

2 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Never occurred to me that dog wandering off could be a variable in a race...

Rev. Paul said...

PH, the mushers have to have a minimum of 8 dogs to cross the finish line. If they've lost too many from illness, injury or whatever during the race, then they have to drop out.