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Iditarod 2020 – Day 2

Iditarod 2020 MapSled DogThe start is at 5PM CDT (2PM AKDT) with plenty of fresh snow yesterday. The high temperature is forecast to be 29° F. The moon will be full tomorrow. The teams leave a couple of minutes apart with the times equalized at the 24-hour stop. The temperature is a little high and the new snow may lead to moose using the trail, but at least it will look like the old Alaska of the 1960s in March.

Just found out it will be a supermoom because it is at its closest approach to the earth.

Standings at 10:20PM CDT (7:20PM AKDT):

Beyond Yentna
1 Peter Kaiser (9)
2 Martin Massicotte (2)Q
At Yentna
3 Ramey Smyth (5)
4 Lev Shvarts (10)
Beyond Willow
5 Tim Pappas (3)
6 Kristy Berington (4)
7 Fabio Berlusconi (6)R
8 Wade Marrs (7)
9 Linwood Fiedler (8)
10 Laura Neese (11)
11 Lance Mackey (12)
12 Meredith Mapes (13)
13 Deke Naaktgeboren (14)Q
14 Karin Hendrickson (15)
15 Richie Diehl (16)
16 Gabe Dunham (17)R
17 Anna Berington (18)
18 Jason Campeau (19)
19 Travis Beals (20)
20 Nicolas Petit (21)

21 Kelly Maixner (22)
22 Aliy Zirkle (23)
23 Jeff Deeter (24)
24 Aaron Burmeister (25)
25 Martin Buser (26)
26 Mitch Seavey (27)
27 Robert Redington (28)
28 Matthew Failor (29)
29 Tom Knolmayer (30)
30 Jessie Royer (31)
31 Mille Porsild (32)R
32 Michelle Phillips (33)
33 Jessie Holmes (34)
34 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (35)
35 Aaron Peck (36)
36 Ryan Redington (37)
37 Magnus Kaltenborn (38)
38 Tom Frode Johansen (39)Q
39 Thomas Waerner (40)
40 Jessica Klejka (41)
41 John Schandelmeier (42)
42 Monica Zappa (43)
43 Brent Sass (44)
44 Larry Daugherty (45)
45 Sean Underwood (46)R
46 Jeremy Keller (47)
47 Riley Dyche (48)R
48 Alan Eischens (49)
49 Quince Mountain (50)R
50 Grayson Bruton (51)R
51 Damon Ramaker (52)R
52 Dennis Kananowicz (53)
53 Robert Bundtzen (54)
54 Jim Lanier (55)
55 Nils Hahn (56)
56 Kaci Murringer (57)R
57 Paige Drobny (58)

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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