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Iditarod 2017 – Day 10

Iditarod 2017 MapSled DogJessie Royer came in 5th with her entire 16 dog team. Those puppies just finished 8th in their first Quest and now a 5th.

Everyone is at the coast with the end in sight – maybe tomorrow.

Standings at 9:30PM CDT:

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

At White Mountain
34 Melissa Stewart (56)
35 Nathan Schroeder (62)
36 Nicolas Vanier (26)R
37 Seth Barnes (51)
Beyond Elim
38 Jodi Bailey (28)
39 Karin Hendrickson (20)
40 Anna Berington (66)
41 Kristy Berington (73)
42 Allen Moore (36)
43 Laura Neese (7)Q
At Koyuk
44 Gunnar Johnson (19)
45 Dave Delcourt (72)R
46 Larry Daugherty (71)
47 Geir Idar Hjelvik (54)
48 Charley Bejna (46)
49 DeeDee Jonrowe (22)
50 Justin High (48)R
51 Justin Stielstra (49)R
52 Trent Herbst (67)
Beyond Shaktoolik
53 Monica Zappa (58)
54 Kristin Bacon (17)
At Shaktoolik
55 Matthew Failor (55)
56 Thomas Rosenbloom (40)R
57 Zoya DeNure (42)
58 Michael Baker (61)R
59 Joe Carson (12)R
60 Misha Wiljes (4)R
At Unalakleet
61 Alan Eischens (35)
62 Roger Lee (10)R
63 Cindy Abbott (31)
64 Peter Reuter (53)R
65 Jimmy Lebling (43)R
66 Paul Hansen (47)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 JuanitaM { 03.15.17 at 11:36 pm }

Look at all the teams that have come home! The Seaveys should be really happy, a father and son, 1st and 2nd.

Yaaay for Jessie Royer, too. What a season she has had. I’m sure Aliy would have preferred to come in higher, but 8th place is more than respectable considering a 70+ number of teams.

It’s looking like Cindy Abbott may come in for a second red lantern. At least Ellen wouldn’t be the lone recipient of two! Since she appears to be keeping up fairly closely with the two teams in front of her, maybe the Iditarod officials won’t pull her and allow her to finish. Still, she’s close enough in time to several in front of her, there’s still plenty of time for her position to change, I suppose.

2 Bryan { 03.16.17 at 12:25 pm }

The top 20 are the real professionals with sponsors but the Seaveys really go overboard with a refrigerated treadmill building for running a full team year-round. That’s dedication.

Cindy didn’t like the odds so she has stepped up her pace to leave the rookies to fight it out for the Lantern.

Aliy’s team had a bug and she stopped to take her 24-hour early so they could get over it. She thinks they caught it while running the Quest with Allen. 🙂