Friday, March 8, 2013
Friday Morning Update - Anvik and Iditarod
She went through Shageluk checkpoint at 4.05am and spent 15 minutes there before she started on her way to Anvik, the first checkpoint on the Yukon River. She has "blown through" Anvik, spending just one minute there, enough time to sign in and out. She has left someone behind at Shageluk so is now running with 13 dogs. The team must stop for eight hours at one of the checkpoints on the Yukon River: Anvik, Grayling, Eagle Island or Kaltag so I guess we can rule out Anvik! It appears Martin Buser has declared his eight hour layover in Anvik.
Allen is into Iditarod and has rested the team there for over six hours so far. It appears the stats have been changed and it shows he has 14 dogs so it must have been a mistake earlier that put him with 13 out of Ophir.
Even though we can't get much video of Aliy and the team out there on the Iditarod trail how about five minutes in Two Rivers? Go get a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy some video of the team running some local trails...
This was taken a few days before the Iditarod on one of the team's last training runs. The team is the same as it is out there now and it will give you an idea of what it's like to run with 16 of SP Kennel's supreme athletes. We have Beemer, Quito, Olivia, Rambler, Scout, Dingle, Scruggs, Chica, Boondocks, Nacho, Puppet, Mac ("MacDaddy"), Waylon, Willie, Biscuit and Tug ("Tug Boat").