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Iditarod 2019 – Day 10

Iditarod 2019 MapSled DogRobert Redington (34) scratched at Kaltag ‘in the best interests of his team.

Standings at 9:45PM CDT:

Beyond Koyux
1 Peter Kaiser (9)
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28)
3 Jessie Royer (14)
Beyond Shaktoolik
4 Nicolas Petit (20)
5 Mitch Seavey (32)
6 Jessie Holmes (5)
7 Aliy Zirkle (19)
8 Matt Hall (3)
9 Travis Beals (51)
10 Matthew Failor (17)
11 Aaron Burmeister (38)
12 Paige Drobny (40)
At Shaktoolik
13 Ryan Redington (22)
14 Mats Pettersson (4)
15 Richie Diehl (29)
16 Jeff King (23)
17 Ramey Smyth (6)
18 Linwood Fiedler (15
Beyond Unalakleet
19 Wade Marrs (36)

At Unalakleet
20 Michi Konno (43)
21 Brett Bruggeman (35)
22 Anna Berington (10)
23 Kristy Berington (26)
24 Seth Barnes (45)
25 Jeff Deeter (25)
26 Aaron Peck (47)
27 Richie Beattie (50)Q
28 Lance Mackey (44)
29 Charley Bejna (31)
30 Lev Shvarts (13)
Beyond Kaltag
31 Martin Buser (21)
32 Jason Campeau (12)
33 Ed Hopkins (33)Q
34 Sarah Stokey (52)
At Kaltag
35 Jessica Klejka (24)R
36 Ryan Santiago (49)R
37 Niklas Wikstrand (42)R
38 Martin Apayauq Reitan (39)Q
39 Sebastien Dos Santos Borges (46)Q
Beyond Eagle Island
40 Blair Braverman (11)R
At Eagle Island
41 Alison Lifka (37)R
42 Michael Baker (41)
43 Kristin Bacon (8)
44 Anja Radano (2)
45 Victoria Hardwick (30)R
46 Cindy Gallea (53)
Beyond Grayling
47 Jeremy Keller (48)

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 { 03.11.19 at 2:15 pm }

Looked like Nicolas Petit and Pete Kaiser were going to just keep switching positions until I noticed that Ulsom has also pulled ahead. A reporter was asking questions of Petit when he arrived at one point while he was eating. The guy looked ravenous and was trying to pile in the food and talk to the reporter at the same time. lol. Petit was pretty nice about it, but I have been known to get a little cranky when I haven’t eaten. 🙂

Nice to see three of the women in the top 10: Jessie, Aliy, and Paige.

Sad for Marcelle Fressineau having to scratch, too. She had said this would be her last Iditarod, so I was hoping she would be able to finish. She’s the one that ran up on bison last year and her dogs got really excited about it. Apparently her lead dog thought better of it, and ran back into the team tangling everybody up, so this prompted Fressineau to try to scare the bison with an ax (trying to look larger and scarier according to her YouTube video). Yikes. One tough lady.

It was also Cindy’s last run according to the Iditarod musher detail. I always wondered how she managed for so long, and one can’t help but admire her for her determination. At least she had a couple finishes under her belt which is a lot to be proud of.

2 Bryan { 03.11.19 at 3:16 pm }

Marcelle had one of the longest Quest’s in this century as a rookie. The Quest allowed her and Mikail Talpin to finish even though they were way behind the other teams. She lives out in the middle of nothing in the Yukon, so she has to be prepared for any eventuality.

I would have thought that one finish would prove her point, but Cindy was competing against herself more than anyone else.

Nicolas pushed himself a little too hard, and his body and puppies were not having it. That’s why he is stalled on the way Koyuk.

Yes, Jessie et al. are up where they should be. It looks like the ‘rookie’ will be a Quest musher, but the field of veterans is more used to these lousy conditions. At least the winds haven’t been that bad, but the ice offshore is not to be trusted.