10 March 2013

Sunday Iditarod Update

Buser's lead evaporates; pack of seven now vying for the lead.
KALTAG — The chase pack became the lead pack Saturday in the 41st Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and now it’s anyone’s race.

Martin Buser’s lead went from huge to modest to tenuous before vanishing completely when Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle snatched the lead from him in Kaltag.

Not that the move put Zirkle in command.

Seven mushers, including Zirkle and Buser, are on the move to Unalakleet and the final one-third of the 1,000-mile race to Nome.

Also in the mix: Nome’s Aaron Burmeister, Sterling’s Mitch Seavey, Big Lake’s Jake Berkowitz, Norway’s Joar Leifseth Ulsom and Willow’s Dallas Seavey.

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Mike Miles said...

I lived in Alaska for three years when I was in middle school. I have many fond memories of that time. It was before the Alaska pipeline which from what I understand changed Alaska pretty dramatically.

Rev. Paul said...

Welcome, Mike. Yes, the pipeline changed everything, as money flowed like the oil & everybody was suddenly affluent.

It spoiled the people of the state, even though the tax revenue has been useful for improvements to our infrastructure. As the fed/State stranglehold on production continues, though, we're fixin' to find out how to get along without it again.