Friday, March 28, 2008

Sweepstakes Update ... and correction

There are few things less fun than being wrong in print. So, starting at the most recent ones:
  1. The mushers are not having the start differential fixed at an unknown checkpoint. At the closed musher's meeting before the race, the mushers just wanted to flat out race. Editor's Note: Per the latest ADN article posted at 1:46 p.m., they will do the differential. Would someone make up their frigging mind and communicate the decision clearly?
  2. Race officials will not wait 24 hours to declare a winner.
  3. 16 mushers started the race. One bib number was an honorary one.
Not that race organizer's issued an update or press release or anything. I found this out by reading two blogs trying to follow the race.

I've been bemoaning the lack of information about the race for a couple of days. However, I came across two blogs that are getting out a bit more info, Josh's Blog and Northern Lights. Both have some pictures, and Josh's had a podcast that offers some more info.

Apparently, Hugh Neff has scratched, and the rumor was that another musher had also done so.

Oh, and according the AAS site, King leads, Seavey is in 2nd, and Mackey is still running third with all three mushers as far as council. That means the race will probably finish some time today.

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