16 March 2015

Not Much Farther, Now

Iditarod Standings – Top 5 Mushers
1 Aaron Burmeister
Bib 63
  OUT OF Shaktoolik
  AT 03-16 03:48
2 Dallas Seavey
Bib 46
  OUT OF Shaktoolik
  AT 03-16 05:08
3 Mitch Seavey
Bib 18
  OUT OF Unalakleet
  AT 03-15 22:41
4 Aliy Zirkle
Bib 32
  OUT OF Unalakleet
  AT 03-15 22:59
5 Jessie Royer
Bib 3
  OUT OF Unalakleet
  AT 03-16 01:05 

Dallas Seavey was first into Shaktoolik, but Burmeister nearly flew through the checkpoint, stopping for less than 5 minutes.

Aliy Zirkle is hanging in there, but her team has been fading, and she's suffering from frostbite on her chin, among all the other tweaks, bumps, bruises, and fatigue experienced by all the mushers.

The -30° to -50° temps along the trail have taken a toll on all the mushers.


joated said...

-30 to -50, hey? That's cold! Finally getting your winter weather I see.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

To cold for me!

Rev. Paul said...

joated - unfortunately, that's northwest AK. We did have single-digit temps most of last week, but now it's warming up again.

Sandy - that's too cold for most folks. :)

Old NFO said...

Brrr... Way too cold for me. And nothing but amazement for ALL of the competitors...