One of my favorite photos from the 2017 Race: My team is in the Iditarod finish chute heading for the finish line and I am holding the Red Lantern. Photo by Jeff Schultz
On March 18th I crossed the Iditarod finish line in Nome after 12 days, 2 hours, 57 minutes, and 31 seconds on the trail winning my second Red Lantern Award. I beat the fastest Red Lantern time by 1 day, 1 hour, and 45 minutes. The dogs did amazing!!!
This is Panther and Banana in lead. Banana (yellow dog) lead every step of the way – he is an amazing dog and big love bug!
It is official – the Iditarod Re-start is starting out of Fairbanks due to the poor trail conditions in the Dalzell Gorge. This is the same route I ran in 2015. It was a very cold race with temps dropping to negative 50-60 degrees F. Hoping for a little warmer temps this time.
Finally got some snow and training is going great. This is me coming into the Copper Basin 300-mile race Meir’s Lake Checkpoint. My dogs did awesome and are happy. Next race, T200-mile, Jan 28th.
Great to be back on the runners again. On March 22, 2015 I crossed the finishline in Nome and stepped off my sled. Today was my first day back on a sled (thanks to the 10 inches of snow which fell yesterday). It was wonderful! And appropriately, Flood (the then 2-year-old-leader) who lead me under the Burled Arch, lead the team today.
Cool. The Iditarod just posted a video-interview with me which was done on sign-up day back in June. I think you may have to be an Iditarod Insider to watch it, but if you are going to follow the race, you want to sign up to be able to keep up with everything.