The Current Race Standings show us that Allen left one of his team mates with the vet and volunteer team in Rohn. As with yesterday, at this stage we have no way to know who it was or why and we’ll get that information to you as soon as we can.
RED TEAM UPDATE
Aliy is keeping her team to a fairly consistent run/rest schedule at this stage and stopped the team on the trail last night between Rohn and Nikolai. Each of those short “dips” is her stopping to snack the team on their frozen salmon, beef or chicken snacks.
If you are an Insider subscriber they have set up a live feed from Nikolai checkpoint and if we time it right we will get to see them arriving. It’s mind boggling, and pretty cool, to think we can watch that happening live from remote Alaska!
BLACK TEAM UPDATE
Currently, the Black Team is resting about 20 miles passed Rohn, at around the same area the Red Team camped last night. There are a bunch of other teams camping there also and Sebastian Schnuelle, in his post last night, said “about 18 miles out, past the Post Rohn Glacier, is Tin Creek. Good running water there, so many teams try to camp in that vicinity. Straw would not be needed for a team there, as the meadows had no snow cover.” So, it could be that they are all in that area using the trail conditions to their advantage.
How’s that refresh finger doing?