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ALASKA HOOSIER

Iditarod 2019 - The Last Great Race

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Only 14 days left before the start of the "Last Great Race"!

2019 Iditarod Mushers

Entrant # Musher Name Sex City State Country Status
1 Matthew Failor M Willow AK USA Veteran
2 Peter Kaiser M Bethel AK USA Veteran
3 Jessie Holmes M Nenana AK USA Veteran
4 Jessie Royer F Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
5 Jason Campeau M Rocky Mountain House AB CANADA Veteran
6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom M Mo i Rana   NORWAY Veteran
7 Kristy Berington F Knik AK USA Veteran
8 Richie Diehl M Aniak AK USA Veteran
9 Ryan Redington M Skagway AK USA Veteran
10 Mats Pettersson M Kiruna   SWEDEN Veteran
11 Jessica Klejka F Wasilla AK USA Rookie
12 Ramey Smyth M Willow AK USA Veteran
13 Jeff King M Denali AK USA Veteran
14 Aliy Zirkle F Two Rivers AK USA Veteran
15 Anja Radano F Talkeetna AK USA Veteran
16 Blair Braverman F Mountain WI USA Rookie
17 Nicolas Petit M Girdwood AK USA Veteran
18 Martin Buser M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
19 Emily Maxwell F Iowa City IA USA Veteran
20 Matt Hall M Two Rivers AK USA Veteran
21 Lev Shvarts M Willow AK USA Veteran
22 Jeff Deeter M Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
23 Linwood Fiedler M Willow AK USA Veteran
24 Marcelle Fressineau F Whitehorse YT CANADA Veteran
25 Shaynee Traska F Gladwin MI USA Veteran
26 Cindy Abbott F Willow AK USA Veteran
27 Anna Berington F Knik AK USA Veteran
28 Kristin Bacon F Big Lake AK USA Veteran
29 Michael Baker M Willow AK USA Veteran
30 Aaron Peck M Grande Prairie AB CANADA Veteran
31 Ed Hopkins M Carcross YT CANADA Rookie
32 Sebastien Dos Santos Borges M Chazey-Bons   France Rookie
33 Mitch Seavey M Seward AK USA Veteran
34 Victoria Hardwick F Bethel AK USA Rookie
35 Robert Redington M Willow AK USA Veteran
36 Alison Lifka F Willow AK USA Rookie
37 Brett Bruggeman M Great Falls MT USA Veteran
38 Charley Bejna M Addison IL USA Veteran
39 Jeremy Keller M Knik AK USA Veteran
40 Niklas Wikstrand M Nes i Akershus   NORWAY Rookie
41 Richie Beattie M Two Rivers AK USA Rookie
42 Martin Apayauq Reitan M Kaktovik AK USA Rookie
43 Paige Drobny F Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
44 Michi Konno M Willow AK USA Veteran
45 Seth Barnes M Willow AK USA Veteran
46 Wade Marrs M Willow AK USA Veteran
47 Aaron Burmeister M Nome/Nenana AK USA Veteran
48 Cindy Gallea F Wykoff MN USA Veteran
49 Lance Mackey M Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
50 Sarah Stokey F Seward AK USA Veteran
51 Travis Beals M Seward AK USA Veteran
52 Ryan Santiago M Sterling AK USA Rookie

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We have another bad storm coming in from the west.

❄️ Alaska Weather Alerts @SimpleWeatherAK 45m45 minutes ago

 
 

NWS Alert> Blizzard Warning: Blizzard Conditions Expected. Visibility will Be Near Zero At Times. Travel will Be Very Difficult to Impossible. Damage to Power Lines is Possible. Total Snow Accumulations of Up... #akwx http://www.simpleweatheralert.com/cgi-bin/weatherdetail.py?l=AK125CE6D754B0.BlizzardWarning.125CE6E664F0AK.AFGWSWNSB.fd0973395c73f40aebd59f21ec476138&a=002&t=0 

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10 minutes ago, ALASKA HOOSIER said:

We have another bad storm coming in from the west.

❄️ Alaska Weather Alerts @SimpleWeatherAK 45m45 minutes ago

 
 

NWS Alert> Blizzard Warning: Blizzard Conditions Expected. Visibility will Be Near Zero At Times. Travel will Be Very Difficult to Impossible. Damage to Power Lines is Possible. Total Snow Accumulations of Up... #akwx http://www.simpleweatheralert.com/cgi-bin/weatherdetail.py?l=AK125CE6D754B0.BlizzardWarning.125CE6E664F0AK.AFGWSWNSB.fd0973395c73f40aebd59f21ec476138&a=002&t=0 

Bunch of pansies.  I don't think a little wind and snow would stop our very own USPS from delivering your mail.  

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Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 19
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
Website: http://www.SPKDogLog.com

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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 49, was born in New Hampshire and was raised in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, St. Louis and Pennsylvania. She graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. When she was in her early 20’s, she moved to a small Alaskan town north of the Arctic Circle. During her first winter, she adopted six huskies, built a dog sled and explored the surrounding wilderness with her dog team. The challenges of this first winter taught her many of the skills that she uses today.
This solitary, independent, wilderness lifestyle that Aliy fell in love 25 years ago has now ironically, thrown her into the media spotlight. While she has had many successes in her dog mushing career, she has also had notable disappointments. Aliy finished 2nd place in the Iditarod three times in a row. She is the first, and only, woman to win the Yukon Quest (a 1,000 mile remote mushing adventure race.)
Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, an Iditarod veteran and Yukon Quest winner, own and operate SP Kennel – a premier sled dog kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. They strive to be the best they can through complete dedication to their canine teammates and to the sport. They are also committed to the Alaskan community that has given them unwavering support and incredible encouragement through the years. Aliy’s life has revolved around dogs for many years. She says they are the center focus of pretty much all that she and Allen do. She also loves coffee and says grinding and brewing the perfect cup every morning makes her happy!

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It's raceday *******! Yes, i know the "ceremonial" race began yesterday CCG, but no one likes that crap. It's all a bunch of showboatin' and politics. So, here we go. The race starts today at 2pm AK time and everyone is pretty pumped.

If anyone wants to follow the race via twitter, there is a rookie that is blowing up the interwebs. her name is Blaire Braverman. I just found out about her today and she has been posting some pretty funny stuff on twitter. I guess she is a writer for "outside" mag and decided to become a musher so she came up here for a bit and learned and now is racing the iditarod. i don't think anyone from her camp is posting throughout the race but i think you can follow her with #uglydogs or on twitter: @blairebraverman her bib number is #11.

 

 

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