Good evening Race Fans!
It was a fast run into Rohn from Rainy Pass for three Teams this afternoon. Richie Diehl, Lance Mackey, and Pete all arrived into the checkpoint about 8:20 this evening.
Aaron Burmeister was sitting by the fire by the time they arrived after reaching Rohn about 40 minutes earlier.
Richie, Lance, and Pete have been running with very good and similar times since the Start. Lance is the surprise for me as he was pretty leisurely during the Kuskokwim 300. He is having a great race and it’s good to see him at the front of the pack. Richie and Pete are probably happy as well, but will have to keep an eye on the 4 time champ. Lots of tricks up those sleeves!!
Weather is a bit brisk with North wind and cold temperatures. Tonight it’s expected to reach -25F in Nikolai.
The action is definitely heating up with many Teams headed into Rohn.
Insider analysts Heister and Lee remarked that there have been few dropped dogs. They mentioned that it just goes to show the quality of dog care for these athletes. They also mentioned that Beales and Sass looked really strong, so there’s definitely a plethora of Teams that are vying for the 2020 Iditarod Championship.
It looks like it’s going to be a great race!!
We are now 188 miles into the race with 787 to go!
Stay tuned! Go Team Kaiser!!