It’s going to happen before 3 am folks!
The Team is flat out cruising! GPS shows 9.1mph. It also shows one of the fastest times from White Mountain to Safety.
What a performance!
The last Nine miles of this Great Race. I am going to have Iditarod withdrawls for a week!!!
Pete and the Team are 2 miles in front of Musher Thomas Lesatz. Both mushers will finish “In the Money.”
The Bethel Crowd is building at the Finish Line to Welcome the Team to Nome and we’ll be right here for all of the action.
GPS Reports Pete and the Team through Safety. 18 Miles to go. It surely could be a finish before 3:am, but most Mushers have been taking 3 hours. In any case, we are down to the last 18 miles of an epic adventure spanning Alaska and the imaginations of us all.
Pete Kaiser is now leading the group of remaining Mushers left on the trail.
More in an hour…
Okay, here’s my calculations:
Pete left White Mountain at 5:36pm.
He has covered 32 miles in 4.5 hours.
He is 36 miles from Nome.
That puts an even earlier than earlier calculated.
Mike Williams Jr. Left White Mountain at a bit after Noon today and crossed the finish line at just before 10pm.
I figure Pete and the Team will cross the finish line between 3:30 and 5am tomorrow Morning.
SOUTHERN SEWARD PENINSULA COAST-
855 PM AKDT WED MAR 17 2010
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS ZERO TO 10 ABOVE ZERO. EAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
Unfortunately the GPS seems to be having trouble again, so I don’t have a current postion. Hoping to have the Williams Finish photos shortly from the Kaiser Krew in Nome. Take a nap as it’s going to be a long one!!
According to the GPS and the mileage legend, Pete is leading Thomas Lesatz by just over a mile.
Pete and the Team are out of White Mountain! GO TEAM GO!!
Pete is Leading Lesatz and Sousa! It may prove to be an exciting evening- Stay Tuned for updates throughout the evening!
The whole crew is waiting in Nome. We’ll have a live webcam up shortly!