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Iditarod 2020 – Day 13

Iditarod 2020 MapSled DogMille Porsild took Rookie of the Year. Karin Hendrickson (15) scratched at Shaktoolik and Robert Redington (28) scratched at Elim. Nicolas Petit (21) returned to Elim and scratched. The puppies don’t like running into the wind and may simply lay down with their tails to the wind.

Jason Campeau (19) returned to White Mountain and scratched.

There is a Winter Weather advisory out for the Norton Sound with winds up to 45 mph and up to 7 inches of snow. This produces drifting and blowing snow making travel difficult.

Standings at 9:30PM CDT (6:30PM AKDT):

Finished at Nome
(First 10 below the fold)
11 Ramey Smyth (5)
12 Wade Marrs (7)
13 Michelle Phillips (33)
14 Peter Kaiser (9)
15 Mille Porsild (32)R
16 Jeff Deeter (24)
17 Kelly Maixner (22)
18 Aliy Zirkle (23)
19 Tom Frode Johansen (39)Q
20 Tim Pappas (3)
21 Lance Mackey (12)
22 Jessica Klejka (41)
23 Lev Shvarts (10)
At White Mountain
24 Sean Underwood (46)R
25 Tom Knolmayer (30)
26 Matthew Failor (29)

Beyond Elim
27 Riley Dyche (48)R
At Elim
28 Deke Naaktgeboren (14)Q
29 Martin Buser (26)
30 Laura Neese (11)
31 Magnus Kaltenborn (38)
32 Monica Zappa (43)
33 Robert Bundtzen (54)
Beyond Koyuk
34 Grayson Bruton (51)R
35 Fabio Berlusconi (6)R
36 Damon Ramaker (52)R
37 Dennis Kananowicz (53)
38 Kaci Murringer (57)RΦ

Top 10:
1 Thomas Waerner (40)
2 Mitch Seavey (27)
3 Jessie Royer (31)
4 Brent Sass (44)
5 Aaron Burmeister (25)
6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (35)
7 Paige Drobny (58)
8 Ryan Redington (37)
9 Jessie Holmes (34)
10 Travis Beals (20)

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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