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Iditarod 2018 – Day 8

Iditarod 2018 MapSled DogWe are now on Daylight Saving Time and headed for the coast. Joar and Mitch are cutting rest to reduce Nicolas’ lead by an hour. That might work in the short term, but it also reduces rest for the puppies and it’s still a long way to Nome.

By being the first to Kaltag, Nicolas picked up 25 pounds of salmon and $2000. Nicolas is first to the coast.

Standings at 9:00PM CDT:

At Unalakleet
1 Nicolas Petit (46)
Beyond Kaltag
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (33)
3 Mitch Seavey (13)
4 Richie Diehl (29)
5 Peter Kaiser (30)
6 Ray Redington Jr (17)
7 Wade Marrs (11)
8 Matthew Failor (55)
9 Travis Beals (60)
10 Matt Hall (15)Q

11 Aaron Burmeister (64)
12 Linwood Fiedler (8)
13 Aliy Zirkle (31)
14 Kelly Maixner (52)
15 Mats Pettersson (3)
16 Ramey Smyth (21)
17 Ketil Reitan (54)
18 Hugh Neff (68)
19 Jessie Royer (36)
20 Michelle Phillips (18)
21 Michi Konno (63)R
At Kaltag
22 Lars Monsen (61)
23 Jessie Holmes (41)R
24 Rick Casillo (9)
25 Martin Buser (28)
26 Anna Berington (4)
27 Cody Strathe (2)
28 Ryan Redington (7)
29 Katherine Keith (51)
30 Tom Knolmayer (43)
Beyond Grayling
31 Larry Daugherty (14)
32 Michael Williams Jr. (27)
33 Jeff King (40)
34 Charley Bejna (38)
35 Bradley Farquhar (65)R
36 Emily Maxwell (58)R
37 Jim Lanier (32)
38 Aaron Peck (50)
39 Lev Shvarts (22)
40 Noah Pereira (49)
41 Monica Zappa (48)
42 Andy Pohl (12)R
43 Kristy Berington (20)
44 Andrew Nolan (56)R
45 Brett Bruggeman (37)R
46 Jeff Deeter (45)
47 Scott Janssen (23)
48 Peter Fleck (67)R
49 Dave Delcourt (57)
50 Shaynee Traska (5)R
51 Alan Eischens (53)
52 Meredith Mapes (16)R
53 Rob Cooke (10)
54 Misha Wiljes (19)
At Grayling
55 Allen Moore (26)
56 Jason Stewart (66)R
57 Anja Radano (24)R
58 Magnus Kaltenborn (6)
59 Tim Muto (42)R
Beyond Anvik
60 Marcelle Fressineau (35)
At Shageluk
61 Tara Cicatello (44)R
62 Steve Watkins (59)
Beyond Iditarod
63 Tom Schonberger (25)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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