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Iditarod 2018 – Day 1

Iditarod 2018 MapSled DogThe actual racing begins at 2PM AKST [5PM CST] when Cody Strathe leaves the chute in Willow. The other teams will follow at 2 minute intervals. The time differences are adjusted at the mandatory 24-hour stop, i.e. Cody will be required to remain more than 26 hours while Hugh Neff will be the only team staying exactly 24 hours.

At 7:30PM CST everyone is on the trail.

Standings at 9:30PM CST:

Beyond Yentna
1 Cody Strathe (2)
2 Mats Pettersson (3)
3 Anna Berington (4)
At Yentna
4 Ryan Redington (7)
5 Linwood Fiedler (8)
Beyond Willow
6 Shaynee Traska (5)R
7 Magnus Kaltenborn (6)
8 Rick Casillo (9)
9 Rob Cooke (10)
10 Wade Marrs (11)

11 Andy Pohl (12)R
12 Mitch Seavey (13)
13 Larry Daugherty (14)
14 Matt Hall (15)Q
15 Meredith Mapes (16)R
16 Ray Redington Jr (17)
17 Michelle Phillips (18)
18 Misha Wiljes (19)
19 Kristy Berington (20)
20 Ramey Smyth (21)
21 Lev Shvarts (22)
22 Scott Janssen (23)
23 Anja Radano (24)R
24 Tom Schonberger (25)R
25 Allen Moore (26)
26 Michael Williams Jr. (27)
27 Martin Buser (28)
28 Richie Diehl (29)
29 Peter Kaiser (30)
30 Aliy Zirkle (31)
31 Jim Lanier (32)
32 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (33)
33 Robert Redington (34)
34 Marcelle Fressineau (35)
35 Jessie Royer (36)
36 Brett Bruggeman (37)R
37 Charley Bejna (38)
38 DeeDee Jonrowe (39)
39 Jeff King (40)
40 Jessie Holmes (41)R
41 Tim Muto (42)R
42 Tom Knolmayer (43)
43 Tara Cicatello (44)R
44 Jeff Deeter (45)
45 Nicolas Petit (46)
46 Zoya DeNure (47)
47 Monica Zappa (48)
48 Noah Pereira (49)
49 Aaron Peck (50)
50 Katherine Keith (51)
51 Kelly Maixner (52)
52 Alan Eischens (53)
53 Ketil Reitan (54)
54 Matthew Failor (55)
55 Andrew Nolan (56)R
56 Dave Delcourt (57)
57 Emily Maxwell (58)R
58 Steve Watkins (59)
59 Travis Beals (60)
60 Lars Monsen (61)
61 Scott White (62)
62 Michi Konno (63)R
63 Aaron Burmeister (64)
64 Bradley Farquhar (65)R
65 Jason Stewart (66)R
66 Peter Fleck (67)R
67 Hugh Neff (68)

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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