Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yukon Quest Update #9

The race to Dawson City Gold!
A long day, clouded by confusion, as a malfunctioning tracker causes all kinds of conspiracy theories. Rest assured, the trackers don’t mean anything to the mushers, they can't view them, only the fans can. Just another item in the sled bag to the mushers.
Lance Mackey was the first to arrive at the 40 Mile stop, and Hugh Neff is with him, as evidenced by his tracker, as it started to work again.
Allen Moore, Jake Berkowitz, Brent Sass and Sonny Lindner are following along.
48 or so miles on the Yukon River to Dawson City, where the first team in wins gold nuggets.
There, they’ll take a mandatory 36-hour rest, and handlers are allowed to care for the dogs, and mushers can eat and rest in town.
The back of the pack are all out of Slavin’s and are on their way to Eagle.

Unofficial Standings as of 5:30pm ET:

On the trail to Dawson City
1 Lance Mackey (16)
2 Hugh Neff (6)
3 Allen Moore (1)
4 Jake Berkowitz (13) (R)
5 Brent Sass (10)
6 Sonny Lindner (3)
7 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (17) (R)
8 Abbie West (21)
9 Kristy Berington (2) (R)
10 Dave Dalton (4)
11 Kyla Durham (7)

In Eagle
12 Paige Drobny (12) (R)
13 Gus Guenther (20) (R)
14 Trent Herbst (22) (R)

On the trail to Eagle
15 Yuka Honda (19) (R)
16 Brian Wilmshurst (11) (R)
17 Marcelle Fressineau (15) (R)
18 Misha Pedersen (5) (R)
19 Michael Telpin (24) (R)

Nikolay Ettyne (14) (R)
Maren Bradley (23) (R)
Jason Weitzel (9) (R)
Mike Ellis (18)

Kurt Reich (8) (R)

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