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February 9, 2012   6 Comments

Day 6 – Half Time

Yukon Quest map even years

Sled DogAllen Moore (1) will start the second half of the race from the same position he started the first half – number one. He arrived at Dawson at 32 minutes after midnight PST [2:32AM CST] to be first in line for the four ounces of gold. [There's a time zone change at the border from Alaska Standard to Pacific Standard]

Update: Michael Telpin (24), the Chukchi from the Chukotka, is having to move slowly because of ‘the heat’. His dogs are full coated for a winter of 100° below Zero on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, and the current temperatures are very warm for them.

Official standings as of 9:30PM CST:

At Dawson
1 Allen Moore (1)
2 Lance Mackey (16)
3 Hugh Neff (6)
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)I
10 David Dalton (4)
Beyond Eagle
11 Kyla Durham (7)
12 Paige Drobny (12)R
13 Gus Guenther (20)R
14 Trent Herbst (22)I
15 Yuka Honda (19)R
16 Brian Wilmshurst (11)R
17 Misha Pedersen (5)R
18 Marcelle Fressineau (15)R
At Eagle
19 Michael Telpin (24)R

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, the small “I” indicates a Quest rookie who has competed in the Iditarod, and the small “R” indicates a total rookie.

Note: This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

All posts on the Yukon Quest can be seen by selecting “Yukon Quest” from the Category box on the right sidebar.

February 9, 2012   Comments Off