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Iditarod 2024 – Day 8 — Why Now?
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Iditarod 2024 – Day 8

Iditarod 2024 MapSled DogWe are now using Daylight Saving Time. At 11:30AM AKDT it was -23°F in Kaltag. – good mushing temperature.

Dog Dies: At approximately 9:46 a.m. today, Bog, a two-year-old male from the race team of Isaac Teaford (bib#15), collapsed approximately 200 feet from the Nulato checkpoint.

First Scratch: Rookie Iditarod musher, Erin Altemus (bib #23), of Grand Marais, Minnesota, scratched at 9:38 a.m. today at the Ruby checkpoint in the best interest of her team.

Scratch at Galena: Rookie Iditarod musher, Connor McMahon (bib #3), of Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, scratched at 4:30 p.m. today at the Galena checkpoint in the best interest of his team.

Scratch at Galens: Rookie Iditarod musher, Issac Teaford (bib #15), of Salt Lake City, Utah scratched at 2:25 p.m. today at the Nulato checkpoint pursuant to Rule 42 (Death of a Dog).

Standings at 10:00PM CDT (7:00PM AKDT):
Beyond Unalakleet
1 Dallas Seavey (7)
2 Jessie Holmes (9)
3 Matt Hall (16)
4 Travis Beals (14)
At Unalakleet
5 Paige Drobny (38)
6 Ryan Redington (21)
7 Jeff Deeter (18)
8 Mille Porsild (12)
9 Jason Mackey (19)
10 Peter Kaiser (26)
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Beyond Kaltag
11 Aaron Burmeister (29)
12 Wally Robinson (39)
13 Hunter Keefe (10)
14 Matthew Failor (31)
15 Jessie Royer (20)
16 Amanda Otto (28)
17 Nicolas Petit (17)
18 Josi Thyr (22)R
19 Jessica Klejka (8)
20 Mats Pettersson (5)
At Kaltag
21 Bailey Vitello (32)
22 Gabe Dunham (24)R
23 Anna Berington (2)
Beyond Nulato
24 Deke Naaktgeboren (34)
25 Will Rhodes (4)R
At Nulato
26 Sean Williams (27)R
27 Anna Hennessy (25)R
28 Calvin Daugherty (37)R
29 Lara Kittelson (36)R
Beyond Galena
30 Severin Cathry (30)R
31 Lauro Eklund (13)R
32 Benjamin Good (33)R
33 Jeff Reid (35)R
At Galena
34 Joshua Robbins (11)R
35 Bryce Mumford (6)R

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Iditarod. The numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers. The small “R” indicates a total rookie.

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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