Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Race across Alaska

It's day four of the Iditarod, the famous sled-dog race that covers 1,150 miles of Alaska wilderness, and Coloradans are showing strong.
- Lachlan Clarke, from Buena Vista, just moved up from 56th place to 54th, leaving Nikolai, 365 miles in (where it's 1 degree F right now). (Check it out on the map at
- Glenwood Springs musher Bill Pinkham is in 36th place, stopping at McGrath, 413 miles in.
There are 79 teams left in the race; four have already scratched. The Anchorage Daily News reported today that mushers have struggled through the tougher parts of the trail, but were rewarded Monday night with a show of neon-green Northern Lights.

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