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Iditarod 2018 – Day 4

Iditarod 2018 MapSled DogIt looks like the flu is affecting the race. It is suspected in the early scratches of veterans DeeDee Jonrowe and possibly the cause of zoya DeNure’s early departure. Colds and the flu were rare in Alaska. The cold and isolation tended to keep them at bay. Climate change and global movement have made the spread of disease easier.

It looks like Joar is going for the Halfway money and will take his 24-hour stop at Iditarod.

Standings at 9:00PM CST:

Beyond Ophir
1 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (33)
2 Lars Monsen (61)
At Ophir
3 Hugh Neff (68)
4 Ketil Reitan (54)
5 Martin Buser (28)
6 Jessie Holmes (41)R
7 Tom Knolmayer (43)
8 Jeff King (40)
9 Anna Berington (4)

Beyond Takotna
10 Larry Daugherty (14)
11 Kristy Berington (20)
12 Andy Pohl (12)R
At Takotna
13 Mitch Seavey (13)
14 Ray Redington Jr (17)
15 Jessie Royer (36)
16 Linwood Fiedler (8)
17 Aliy Zirkle (31)
18 Richie Diehl (29)
19 Peter Kaiser (30)
20 Mats Pettersson (3)
21 Michelle Phillips (18)
22 Kelly Maixner (52)
23 Matt Hall (15)Q
24 Ramey Smyth (21)
25 Michi Konno (63)R
26 Cody Strathe (2)
27 Matthew Failor (55)
28 Travis Beals (60)
29 Michael Williams Jr. (27)
30 Charley Bejna (38)
31 Jim Lanier (32)
32 Brett Bruggeman (37)R
33 Scott Janssen (23)
34 Emily Maxwell (58)R
35 Bradley Farquhar (65)R
36 Allen Moore (26)
At McGrath
37 Nicolas Petit (46)
38 Wade Marrs (11)
39 Ryan Redington (7)
40 Aaron Burmeister (64)
41 Robert Redington (34)
42 Rick Casillo (9)
43 Katherine Keith (51)
44 Noah Pereira (49)
45 Aaron Peck (50)
46 Alan Eischens (53)
47 Monica Zappa (48)
48 Andrew Nolan (56)R
49 Lev Shvarts (22)
Beyond Nikolai
50 Shaynee Traska (5)R
51 Rob Cooke (10)
52 Meredith Mapes (16)R
53 Magnus Kaltenborn (6)
54 Dave Delcourt (57)
55 Misha Wiljes (19)
56 Anja Radano (24)R
57 Peter Fleck (67)R
58 Scott White (62)
59 Steve Watkins (59)
60 Jason Stewart (66)R
61 Tim Muto (42)R
At Nikolai
62 Jeff Deeter (45)
63 Marcelle Fressineau (35)
64 Tom Schonberger (25)R
65 Tara Cicatello (44)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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