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Iditarod 2019 – Day 2

Iditarod 2019 MapSled DogThe real racing starts at 5PM CST with a team leaving the gate every couple of minutes. The high temperature is in the 30s which is not good for the puppies – overheating will be a problem especially for young teams. There is no help for running at night because the moon is a waning crescent and the skies are cloudy.

Everyone is on the trail as of 6:42PM CST [3:42PM AKST]. With the exceptions of Jeff Deeter & Jeremy Keller with 13 dogs and Cindy Gallea with 15, the rest of the field have gone with 14 puppy teams, like the Quest.

Standings at 10:00PM CST:

Beyond Yentna
1 Jessie Holmes (5)
2 Matt Hall (3)
3 Linwood Fiedler (15)
4 Jessie Royer (14)
5 Jason Campeau (12)
6 Ramey Smyth (6)
7 Lev Shvarts (13)
8 Anna Berington (10)
At Yentna
9 Mats Pettersson (4)
10 Matthew Failor (17)
11 Peter Kaiser (9)
12 Blair Braverman (11)R
13 Martin Buser (21)
14 Jeff King (23)
15 Ryan Redington (22)
16 Nicolas Petit (20)
Beyond Willow
17 Anja Radano (2)
18 Shaynee Traska (7)
19 Kristin Bacon (8)
20 Cindy Abbott (16)

21 Emily Maxwell (18)
22 Aliy Zirkle (19)
23 Jessica Klejka (24)R
24 Jeff Deeter (25)
25 Kristy Berington (26)
26 Marcelle Fressineau (27)
27 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28)
28 Richie Diehl (29)
29 Victoria Hardwick (30)R
30 Charley Bejna (31)
31 Mitch Seavey (32)
32 Ed Hopkins (33)Q
33 Robert Redington (34)
34 Brett Bruggeman (35)
35 Wade Marrs (36)
36 Alison Lifka (37)R
37 Aaron Burmeister (38)
38 Martin Apayauq Reitan (39)Q
39 Paige Drobny (40)
40 Michael Baker (41)
41 Niklas Wikstrand (42)R
42 Michi Konno (43)
43 Lance Mackey (44)
44 Seth Barnes (45)
45 Sebastien Dos Santos Borges (46)Q
46 Aaron Peck (47)
47 Jeremy Keller (48)
48 Ryan Santiago (49)R
49 Richie Beattie (50)Q
50 Travis Beals (51)
51 Sarah Stokey (52)
52 Cindy Gallea (53)

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.

All posts on the Iditarod can be seen by selecting “Iditarod” from the Category box on the right sidebar or clicking on the Sled Dog graphic.

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