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Iditarod 2020 – Day 14

Iditarod 2020 MapSled DogRobert Bundtzen (54) scratched at Elim.

Three teams rescued by helicopter near Safety checkpoint: “Very high winds and warm temperatures created deep overflow of water on a section of the trail near Safety. As a result, Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer and Matthew Failor requested assistance and were rescued by helicopter.”

Under the Rules all three have scratched. The remaining teams are waiting in Elim until the trail can be re-routed around the overflow.

Standings at 9:30PM CDT (7:30PM AKDT):

Finished at Nome
(First 20 below the fold)
21 Lance Mackey (12)
22 Jessica Klejka (41)
23 Lev Shvarts (10)

At Elim
24 Riley Dyche (48)R
25 Martin Buser (26)
26 Deke Naaktgeboren (14)Q
27 Monica Zappa (43)
28 Laura Neese (11)
29 Magnus Kaltenborn (38)
30 Grayson Bruton (51)R
31 Fabio Berlusconi (6)R
32 Damon Ramaker (52)R
33 Kaci Murringer (57)R
34 Dennis Kananowicz (53)Φ

Top 20:
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)
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)

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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