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Iditarod 2023 – Day 4 — Why Now?
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Iditarod 2023 – Day 4

Iditarod 2023 MapSled DogBy being the first into McGrath yesterday, Ryan Redington wins Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award

Teams are starting to take their 24-hour mandatory layovers. Takotna is traditionally a favorite stop. Nicolas Petit (9) has finished his 24-hour stop at Nikolai,

It looks like Wade Marrs (28) is going for the Half-Way Prize and will camp at Iditarod. Michael Williams Jr (32) closes Nikolai at the end of his 24-24.

Standings at 10:00PM CST (7:00PM AKST):
Beyond Ophir
1 Wade Marrs (28)
At Ophir
2 Jessie Holmes (2)
3 Brent Sass (14)
4 Aaron Peck (31)
At Takotna
5 Deke Naaktgeboren (34)
At Takotna
6 Ryan Redington (5)
7 Richie Diehl (15)
8 Peter Kaiser (33)
9 Matthew Failor (16)
10 Eddie Burke Jr (18)R
11 Mille Porsild (4)
12 Hunter Keefe (12)R
13 Matt Hall (7)
14 Christian Turner (30)
15 Dan Kaduce (11)
16 Jessie Royer (26)
17 KattiJo Deeter (10)R
18 Kristy Berington (6)
19 Anna Berington (8)
20 Ramey Smyth (24)
21 Bridgett Watkins (19)R
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Beyond McGrath
22 Nicolas Petit (9)
23 Eric Kelly (17)
At McGrath
24 Kelly Maixner (23)
25 Riley Dyche (21)
26 Joanna Jagow (25)
27 Jed Stephensen (27)R
28 Bailey Vitello (3)R
29 Jason Mackey (20)
30 Gerhardt Thiart (22)R
Beyond Nikolai
31 Gregg Vitello (29)R
32 Michael Williams Jr (32)

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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