Pete and the Team are doing a fine job on this last section of the Trail. What is really interesting is his trail time- It’s virtually identical to his time going outbound!!
Team Kaiser took about 1 hour 20 minutes between Kwethluk and Akiak on the way up and have almost the same time on the way down. This type of speed over long distances will really pay out in the Iditarod, and for the Kusko it really is helping as well.
This has to be such a thrill and I am sure Pete and the Team are very excited. I also know, that of virtually everone I know, Pete keeps an “eye on the prize” so to speak and is very focused on running a fast clean race and keeping everyone behind him. We have seen this time and time again where he will stick to a game plan and keep the battle going until the end.
This isn’t the first race he has led, and that leader experience is paying dividends now– Don’t get too excited, let’s just finish this thing!
The race is far from over and Rohn and Jeff are still just on Pete’s heels, but he is holding them off at this point. I am thinking a Race finish between 5:15 and 6:00am at this point.
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