Who’s going to be the first out of Iditarod?

It was another exciting day on the trail. The leaders have completed their 24s and have reached the half way point in

Martin Buser cooks up some yummy dog grub. Photo courtesy of ADN.

Iditarod.  So far no one has left Iditarod yet.  Who will be the first out of the gate?  Lance? Hugh? Martin? Reports of the trail from Iditarod to Shageluk tell of a trail that may bode well for teams with an extra gear in deep snow.  If you need a hard and fast trail to perform well, you may be out of luck.  Will this bode well for Lance?  The Champ has had to drop two more dogs due to Kennel Cough, bringing his team to 10.  But, that’s no ordinary 10 dogs.  That’s 10 dogs who possess the Mackey Magic.  From the run from Ophir to Iditarod Lance gained on Martin.

Sandwiched between the two 4 time champions is Hugh Neff.  Not a bad place to be.  Hugh cut Martin’s lead to 45 minutes on his run from Ophir to Iditarod. The race is tightening up and the next be question is who is ready to venture out into the untested waters of the next leg of trail.

Now the real race begins.

~ by Genevieve Hathaway on March 11, 2011.

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