The front half of the field has made it into Fairbanks, while Dyan and her puppies continue to chug along on the trail between Circle and Central. She still has 10 puppies pulling, so it is looking good for her to carry the Red Lantern.
Rob made it over Rosebud and Matt is climbing Eagle, but the weather is more to the liking of the dogs, a bracing -11° in Fairbanks.
I’m having to combine the Current Standings, Live Tracking, and Facebook sites to figure out where people are. This happens at the end of every race, as the bulk of volunteers follow after the leaders, so only a few are left to report on the back of the pack.
The Current Standings (2PM CST) show Matt still in Central when he just arrived at Mile 101.
The Standings at 11:30PM CST (8:30PM AKST):
1 Allen Moore (11)
2 Hugh Neff (4)
3 Brent Sass (18)
4 Jake Berkowitz (20)
5 Scott Smith (23)R
6 Markus Ingebretsen (2)R
7 Normand Casavant (7)
8 Abbie West (17)
9 Dan Kaduce (15)
10 Susan Rogan (10)R
11 Ed Hopkins (25)
12 David Dalton (21)
13 Crispin Studer (26)
14 Denis Tremblay (13)R
15 Cody Strathe (5)R
16 Darrin Lee (24)R
Beyond Chena Hot Springs/Two Rivers
17 Brian Wilmshurst (1)
18 Rob Cooke (3)R
Beyond Mile 101
19 Matthew Failor (14)R
20 Dyan Bergen (19)RΦ
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, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.
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February 13, 2013 Comments Off on Yukon Quest 2013 – Day 12