Good morning! There’s a very tight race going on in the Copper Basin!
Here is a summary of the top ten fastest teams into the Meiers Lake checkpoint:
Matt Hall is capitalizing on his early starting position by turning in the fastest cumulative run times so far. Allen, Aliy and Ryne are duking it out with only 13 minutes separating their times. Veteran mushers Nic, Jessica and Sebastian are hot on their heels, and the Redingtons are both in good position for their typical late-race surges.
This is as close as it gets, folks, with plenty of nail biting, GPS refreshing, yelling at your computer and drama ahead!
I expect that most teams will take their long “six-hours plus start differential” rests at the Meiers checkpoint, but you never know what strategies these wily mushers may be running… Stay tuned!