March 10, 2009

Iditarod 2009 Day 3

What would Scooby do? Well for mushers Paul Gebhardt and Sebastion Schnuelle the answer seems to be, RUN! The lead pack has made it into Rohn on the west side of the Alaska range and it appears that these two mushers are playing the rabbit strategy this year hoping to put enough distance between themselves and the rest of the field to pull off a win. They both blew through the checkpoint while number 3 Lance Mackey and the group of 6 or 7 that has attached themselves to him rested. The next big group to pull in has Swenson, King, and Buser (13 wins between the 3 of them) and other perennial contenders. By tomorrow the picture will begin to become clearer as they get further down the trail. Race standings available at also check out the video clip.

Views from the Trail:

Courtesy the Anchorage Daily News

The PETA Corner

Not everyone can pull off the Full Wolf Cape and Gloves look.

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