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Iditarod 2021

Iditarod 2021 MapSled DogIt’s Susan Butcher Day in Alaska which would normally mean the parade of sled dog teams through the streets of Anchorage. Because of COVID-19 the parade and any events that might attract a crowd have been cancelled.

The 47 teams who are starting from Deshka Landing will head North to Flat and then reverse course and head South back to the Landing. Passing could get “exciting” as sled dogs often have issues with other sled dogs. Things get underway on Sunday at 5PM CST. The last quarter of the moon is today and the new moon is on the 13th, so it isn’t going to be much help at night. There’s more than 12 hours of visible light and it is increasing by about 6 minutes a day.

At Deshka Landing
1 Aaron Peck (2)
2 Peter Kaiser (3)
3 Kristy Berington (4)
4 Jeremy Traska (5)R
5 Richie Diehl (6)
6 Jeff Deeter (7)
7 Dennis Kananowicz (8)
8 Ramey Smyth (9)
9 Nicolas Petit (10)
10 Gunnar Johnson (11)
11 Hal Hanson (12)R
12 Anna Berington (13)
13 Ryne Olson (14)
14 Brenda Mackey (15)R
15 Riley Dyche (16)
16 Matt Hall (17)
17 Chad Stoddard (18)R
18 Christopher Parker (19)R
19 Ryan Redington (20)
20 Brent Sass (21)

21 Joanna Jagow (22)R
22 Dallas Seavey (23)
23 Jessie Royer (24)
24 Wade Marrs (25)
25 Michelle Phillips (26)
26 Will Troshynski (27)R
27 Mille Porsild (28)
28 Matthew Failor (29)
29 Joshua McNeal (30)R
30 Susannah Tuminelli (31)R
31 Aliy Zirkle (32)
32 Travis Beals (33)
33 Martin Buser (34)
34 Sean Williams (35)R
35 Aaron Burmeister (36)
36 Cody Strathe (37)
37 Lev Shvarts (38)
38 Dakota Schlosser (39)R
39 Dan Kaduce (40)
40 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (41)
41 Paige Drobny (42)
42 Larry Daugherty (43)
43 Jessie Holmes (44)
44 Rick Casillo (45)
45 Cindy Gallea (46)
46 Sean Underwood (47)R
47 Victoria Hardwick (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.

All posts on the Iditarod can be seen by selecting “Iditarod” from the Category box on the right sidebar or clicking on the Sled Dog graphic.

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