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Iditarod XL Day 11

Iditarod XL MapThe top 10 are in this morning, but the route between Unalakleet and Koyuk really compressed the field and slowed things down for those who arrived at the coast after the wind picked up.

Kirk Barnum scratched in Kaltag. The puppies weren’t happy and the run up the coast was next. If they didn’t like the wind from the side, they would have hated it in their faces.

Michael Suprenant (13) scratched at Unalakleet after the puppies looked at the Weather Channel and took a vote on a strike action [just kidding, but dogs don’t like the conditions on the coast.]

Update at 10PM CDT

Finished At Nome
1 Dallas Seavey (34)
2 Aliy Zirkle (14)
3 Ramey Smyth (21)
4 Aaron Burmeister (44)
5 Peter Kaiser (28)
6 Ray Redington Jr (2)
7 Mitch Seavey (35)
8 Michael Williams Jr (51)
9 John Baker (11)
10 DeeDee Jonrowe (17)
11 Sigrid Ekran (24)
12 Ken Anderson (39)
13 Brent Sass (50)Q
14 Sonny Lindner (59)
15 Paul Gebhardt (25)

Beyond White Mountain
16 Hugh Neff (27)
17 Michelle Phillips (26)
At White Mountain
18 Rohn Buser (62)
19 Martin Buser (41)
20 Gerald Sousa (58)
21 Colleen Robertia (42)
22 Lance Mackey (18)
23 Jodi Bailey (6)
24 Anjanette Steer (32)R
25 Nicolas Petit (9)
26 Kelley Griffin (20)
27 Ed Stielstra (45)
28 Cim Smyth (8)
Beyond Elim
29 Ryne Olson (46)R
30 Braxton Peterson (63)R
31 Rick Swenson (60)
32 Kelly Maixner (12)
33 Jim Lanier (3)
At Elim
34 Mike Santos (22)R
Beyond Koyuk
35 Karin Hendrickson (43)
At Koyuk
36 Matt Giblin (52)
37 Curt Perano (61)R
38 Trent Herbst (16)
39 Bruce Linton (36)
40 Art Church Jr (64)
41 William Pinkham (4)
42 Scott Janssen (37)
43 Justin Savidis (38)
44 Anna Berington (33)R
45 Kristy Berington (31)
Beyond Shaktoolik
46 Karen Ramstead (56)
47 Travis Cooper(19)R
48 Hank Debruin (48)Q
At Shaktoolik
49 Matt Failor (57)R
50 Jaimee Kinzer (30)R
At Unalakleet
51 Dan Seavey (65)
Beyond Kaltag
52 Jan Steves (40)R
53 Bob Chlupach (49)

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Iditarod, while italics indicates Yukon Quest winners. The numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers. The small “R” indicates a total rookie, while the small “Q” indicates an Iditarod rookie who has completed a Yukon Quest.

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.

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

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