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YQ 2012 – Day 9

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Sled DogAllen is leading by 4 minutes over Hugh, while Lance has backed off a bit.

Michael Telpin made it in to Dawson at 9:22AM this morning, but he is not pushing his dogs and still has the entire team of 9 dogs he started with. Brent Sass is the only other musher that still has all of the starters on the trail.

Update: Hugh leads Allen by 3 minutes, but he has a 30 minute penalty to wait out at Braeburn for a lost axe, which is required equipment.

Marcelle Fressineau was also hit with a 30-minute penalty for a lost axe, and Misha Pedersen received a one-hour penalty for ‘interference in the Dawson City dog yard’. There is no information on what she did, but rules are tight in the dog yard. Most mushers just coming in are sleep-deprived and not exactly sane, so things are under tight control to prevent things from getting out of hand. Lance Mackey has often said that he has hallucinations at the end of long runs.

Standings at 8PM CST:

At Carmacks
1 Hugh Neff (6)
2 Allen Moore (1)
Beyond Pelly Crossing
3 Lance Mackey (16)
4 Jake Berkowitz (13)R
5 Brent Sass (10)
At Pelly Crossing
6 Sonny Lindner (3)
7 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (17)R
Beyond Scroggie Creek
8 Kristy Berington (2)I
9 Abbie West (21)
10 David Dalton (4)
11 Kyla Durham (7)
Beyond Dawson
12 Gus Guenther (20)R
13 Trent Herbst (22)I
14 Paige Drobny (12)R
15 Yuka Honda (19)R
16 Brian Wilmshurst (11)R
17 Misha Pedersen (5)R
At Dawson
18 Marcelle Fressineau (15)R
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.

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February 12, 2012   Comments Off on YQ 2012 – Day 9