Allen still has 14 Black Team members with him as their hit the trail from White Mountain. They left right on time at 6am this morning.

Quito, Lester, Nacho, Amber, Champ, Chena, Driver, Iron, Junior, Lydia, Sissy, Spark, Tinder and Violet are on their way to Nome with Chica and Nomex cheering them on from Knik.

Today between visits to the dog yard and making preparations for their arrival, we’ll be watching the tracker and willing them here as fast as they can go. We expect them between 3pm and 4pm this afternoon.

the Black Team leaving Willow

Run team! Run!

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  • Watched them arrive at WM on the tracker & they were coming in blazing!

    Several miles out at a conservative over 7 mph – then of a sudden – over 9 mph!

    Hope allen didnt get whiplash. 😉

    Well past great to see them on their final run: your relief is shared by everyone – thanks again for all the updates… speed, safety, health!

  • Way to go Allen, Go Allen Go, will be watching as you come in on the Live feed. yelling WoooHoooo!!!!

  • Woo-hoo! The tracker finger isn't done working yet! Have the tracker up at work and an refreshing like crazy. Unfortunately, I'll probably be in class when they come in, but will rewind the live broadcast to see them. I expect more tears tonight. This has been the most emotional Iditarod yet and I'm already ready to order this year's video. Great job, Black Team! Let's see a strong finish! Lead your babies home, Quito!

  • WOOOOP WOOOOP, go SPK Black team! You are doing awesome!
    Looking great headed to Safety!

  • Such a great race for these youngsters alongside Quito and the other great SPK athletes and Allan!!! You all are great!!!!


    FIVE from "the 5 litter" still on the Black Team on its last leg to Nome!!!

    TWO from previous year Nacho-Olivia litter, too!!!

    And Nacho's other activity included CHAMP;

    And Ranger, now retired early, Dad of SISSY, as well.

    For the "golf season" by Biscuit and Herself (Poquita), there's the long distance clubs, DRIVER and IRON (I assume perhaps a 2-iron? One golfer-saying is "only God can hit a one-iron")

    Not to mention Chena's favourite dancing master, M. Lester. And of course, the above mentioned QUITO and NACHO.

    Definitely have potential, this group of young bloods!!!

  • Make that fire litter – I am not known for either excellent touch type or proofreading ("What's that").


    Best, Margaret

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