09 March 2013

Saturday Iditarod Update #3

Martin Buser remains in the lead Saturday morning of the Iditarod XLI Trail Sled Dog Race heading into Kaltag.

Buser had to drop two dogs, leaving him with 11 dogs, before hitting the trails out of Eagle Island at 2:41 a.m. Saturday.

Aliy Zirkle continues to chase in second place and left Eagle Island at 5:51 a.m. Saturday with 13 dogs.

The race standings just before 10 a.m. Saturday were:

1. Martin Buser – Eagle Island (Out) – 2:41 a.m. - 11 dogs
2. Aliy Zirkle – Eagle Island (Out) – 5:51 a.m. - 13 dogs
3. Mitch Seavey – Eagle Island (Out) – 6:20 a.m. - 12 dogs
4. Jessie Royer – Eagle Island (Out) – 6:29 a.m. - 12 dogs
5. Aaron Burmeister – Eagle Island (Out) – 6:44 a.m. - 15 dogs
6. Jake Berkowitz – Eagle Island (Out) – 6:48 a.m. - 16 dogs
7. Joar Leifseth Ulsom – Eagle Island (Out) – 7:04 a.m. - 14 dogs
8. Nicolas Petit – Eagle Island (Out) – 8:10 a.m. - 11 dogs
9. Jeff King – Eagle Island (In) – 2:21 a.m. - 15 dogs
10. Lance Mackey – Eagle Island (In) – 4:31 a.m. - 12 dogs
Full story here.

6 comments:

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Thanks for the updates.

Old NFO said...

Thanks, and I wonder if Buser can hang on???

Brigid said...

Thanks for the updates. I went up to watch in the mid 90's. Great fun all around, and an amazing challenge for the mushers and their dogs.

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Wing.

NFO, he said a few hours ago that it's all about the dog handling from this point forward. But he certainly knows how to win.

Brigid, you're welcome ... and you're right on both counts.

Sandy said...

Do you think Buser will hold the lead to the end?

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, leads in the final stages of the race have changed wildly in the past. There's literally no way to tell. If I knew, though, I could make a fortune! :^)