The long distance endurance of the Race is showing it’s effects now that the Iditarod is now on the 2nd half. Three long runs are pretty tough and mental endurance as well as physical endurance are necessary to compete at this level.
Pete and the Team arrived into Koyukuk just before 8pm after 16 hours on the trail. I’m anticipating him taking his 8 hour here after the long 86 mile run. Running in 9th place just behind Richie and his Team, Pete is still in good position to move up several places before the finish.
The Team looked pretty lively into the checkpoint, barking and holding their tails up. A good long break here will be a good respite from the trail.
Overcast skies and warm temperatures were the manner of the day, but a cooling trend is in store for Teams for the near future on the trail.
Mushing Weather for this evening-
Go Team Kaiser!