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Iditarod 2017 – Day 9

Iditarod 2017 MapSled DogMitch Seavey is on track to be the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod. There are only the 77 miles to Nome left and he has a two hour lead. He starts for the finish line at 10:36AM CDT.

Ellen Halverson (30) scratched at Koyukuk.

Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod at 3:40PM AKDT [6:40PM CDT] in 8days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, & 13 seconds. At 57 he is the oldest winner and the fastest with that time.

Standings at 9:30PM CDT:

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

At Koyuk
34 Melissa Stewart (56)
35 Nathan Schroeder (62)
36 Nicolas Vanier (26)R
Beyond Shaktoolik
37 Jodi Bailey (28)
38 Seth Barnes (51)
39 Karin Hendrickson (20)
40 Kristy Berington (73)
41 Anna Berington (66)
42 Allen Moore (36)
43 Gunnar Johnson (19)
At Shaktoolik
44 Laura Neese (7)Q
Beyond Unalakleet
45 Charley Bejna (46)
46 DeeDee Jonrowe (22)
47 Justin High (48)R
At Unalakleet
48 Dave Delcourt (72)R
49 Monica Zappa (58)
50 Geir Idar Hjelvik (54)
51 Justin Stielstra (49)R
52 Trent Herbst (67)
53 Larry Daugherty (71)
54 Kristin Bacon (17)
Beyond Kaltag
55 Alan Eischens (35)
56 Joe Carson (12)R
57 Zoya DeNure (42)
58 Misha Wiljes (4)R
59 Michael Baker (61)R
60 Matthew Failor (55)
61 Thomas Rosenbloom (40)R
62 Roger Lee (10)R
63 Peter Reuter (53)R
64 Paul Hansen (47)R
65 Jimmy Lebling (43)R
At Kaltag
66 Cindy Abbott (31)

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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