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Iditarod 2023 – Day 7 — Why Now?
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Iditarod 2023 – Day 7

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An amazing development: Veteran musher, Brent Sass, scratches at Eagle Island Checkpoint. Brent is the reigning winner and was running in the lead when he scratched.

Ryan Redington receives the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

Rookie musher Gregg Vitello scratches at Iditarod checkpoint. He called for assistance and was helped back to Iditarod. He has been falling further behind the last couple of days.

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

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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