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Iditarod 2017 – Day 5

Iditarod 2017 MapSled DogMitch got the halfway prize ($3000) but he hasn’t taken either the 8-hour or the 24-hour stops. Meanwhile Dallas has completed his 24-hour and is on the trail to Huslia.

From the Alaska Dispatch Iditarod live blog:

A 2-year-old male dog named Deacon, running on Sterling musher Seth Barnes’ team, died outside Galena late Thursday, Iditarod officials reported.

A report from the race said the dog died at about 11:40 p.m. “just prior to Barnes’ arrival at the Galena checkpoint.”

“A necropsy will be conducted by a board-certified pathologist to make every attempt to determine the cause of death,” the report said.

Standings at 10:00PM CST:

At Huslia
1 Mitch Seavey (16)
2 Nicolas Petit (24)
3 Jessie Royer (37)
4 Michelle Phillips (9)
5 Ralph Johannessen (39)
6 Jason Mackey (64)
7 John Baker (65)
8 Katherine Keith (52)
9 Hugh Neff (50)
10 Noah Burmeister (63)
11 Hans Gatt (32)
Beyond Galena
12 Dallas Seavey (18)
13 Nicolas Vanier (26)R
14 Wade Marrs (29)
15 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (38)
16 Martin Buser (15)
17 Peter Kaiser (25)
18 Richie Diehl (21)
19 Ken Anderson (59)
20 Ray Redington Jr (14)
21 Jeff King (34)
22 Zoya DeNure (42)
23 Ramey Smyth (44)
24 Robert Redington (70)R
25 Aliy Zirkle (41)
26 Scott Smith (69)
27 Paul Gebhardt (57)
28 Rick Casillo (27)
29 Ketil Reitan (11)
30 Mats Pettersson (33)
31 Cody Strathe (5)
32 Sebastien Vergnaud (13)R
33 Ryan Redington (2)
34 Lars Monsen (45)

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

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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