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Iditarod 2020 – Day 15

Iditarod 2020 MapSled DogAccording to GPS at 8:15AM CST, veteran musher and former Iditarod winner Martin Buser has left Elim with his ‘puppy team’ [young, rookie dogs] breaking trail for the other 10 teams.

The “Elim 11” are about halfway to White Mountain at 2PM CDT.

Standings at 7:00PM CDT (4:00PM AKDT):

Finished at Nome
(First 20 below the fold)
21 Lance Mackey (12)
22 Jessica Klejka (41)
23 Lev Shvarts (10)
At White Mountain
24 Grayson Bruton (51)R
25 Martin Buser (26)
26 Magnus Kaltenborn (38)
27 Riley Dyche (48)R
28 Deke Naaktgeboren (14)Q
29 Fabio Berlusconi (6)R
30 Monica Zappa (43)
31 Dennis Kananowicz (53)
32 Laura Neese (11)
33 Damon Ramaker (52)R
34 Kaci Murringer (57)RΦ

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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