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Iditarod 2017 – Day 3

Iditarod 2017 MapSled DogThey are on The Yukon River this morning. At 119 miles the Tanana to Ruby segment is the longest on this trail. The temperature is holding below zero, so there shouldn’t be too much open water. Getting wet at these temperatures requires immediate action.

More than a dozen teams have already taken their mandatory 8-hour stop on the Yukon River at Tanana which at the junction of the Yukon & Tanana rivers.

Standings at 8:30PM CST:

Beyond Tanana
1 Wade Marrs (29)
2 Dallas Seavey (18)
3 Peter Kaiser (25)
4 Mitch Seavey (16)
5 Nicolas Petit (24)
6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (38)
7 Michelle Phillips (9)
8 Aliy Zirkle (41)
9 John Baker (65)
10 Noah Burmeister (63)
11 Jessie Royer (37)
12 Martin Buser (15)
13 Richie Diehl (21)
14 Jason Mackey (64)
15 Sebastien Vergnaud (13)R
16 Katherine Keith (52)
17 Ray Redington Jr (14)
18 Lars Monsen (45)
19 Jeff King (34)
20 Ryan Redington (2)
21 Mats Pettersson (33)
22 Hugh Neff (50)
23 Cody Strathe (5)
24 Scott Smith (69)
25 Ken Anderson (59)
26 Ralph Johannessen (39)
27 Robert Redington (70)R
28 Ketil Reitan (11)
29 Hans Gatt (32)
30 Paul Gebhardt (57)

31 Linwood Fiedler (6)
32 Melissa Stewart (56)
33 Rick Casillo (27)
34 Jodi Bailey (28)
35 Laura Neese (7)Q
36 Nathan Schroeder (62)
37 Ramey Smyth (44)
38 Allen Moore (36)
39 Dave Branholm (60)
40 Anna Berington (66)
41 Kristy Berington (73)
42 Ryan Anderson (8)R
43 Karin Hendrickson (20)
44 Seth Barnes (51)
45 Nicolas Vanier (26)R
46 Geir Idar Hjelvik (54)
47 Monica Zappa (58)
48 Paul Hansen (47)R
49 Thomas Rosenbloom (40)R
50 Charley Bejna (46)
At Tanana
51 DeeDee Jonrowe (22)
52 Gunnar Johnson (19)
53 Justin High (48)R
54 Joe Carson (12)R
55 Zoya DeNure (42)
56 Trent Herbst (67)
57 Mark Selland (23)
58 Alan Eischens (35)
59 Justin Stielstra (49)R
60 Kristin Bacon (17)
61 Mark May (68)
62 Misha Wiljes (4)R
63 Peter Reuter (53)R
64 Dave Delcourt (72)R
65 Michael Baker (61)R
66 Cindy Abbott (31)
67 Roger Lee (10)R
68 Matthew Failor (55)
69 Larry Daugherty (71)
Beyond Manly Hot Springs
70 Ellen Halverson (30)
71 Jimmy Lebling (43)R

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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1 comment

1 JuanitaM { 03.08.17 at 10:14 pm }

Wade Marrs is an interesting person to watch. His last four races, he has finished better and better. If you like strange coincidences in numbers, his finishing place was 4, 8, 16, 32 from 2016 back to 2013. How weird is that?

Really hope Zoya DeNure is able to finish the race this time. I very much like that she is committed to rescue dogs, but she hasn’t been able to finish in several years. It always makes me wonder how she can afford to keep coming back. But she truly does good work and saves many, many dogs each year.

Something funny. A photo was posted of Zoya and her team yesterday I think. All the dogs heads are down and pulling with the exception of one renegade towards the rear with his head straight up. Everyone has been wondering which dog it was. LOL. There’s always one in the crowd