In a close race like this Iditarod, every minute counts. Several veteran armchair mushers are looking at Nic Petit’s run past Shaktoolik and are sitting puzzled.
Nic left Shaktoolik about 8pm on his way North. He passed through as was expected. He was making good speed until he came upon the ice and stopped several times before stopping for what must be a break.
The thing that is unexpected is the location and also the multiple stops and slow speed leading up to the stop.
It’s as the old commercial used to say, “things that make you say Hmmm…”
Go Team Kaiser!