Thank you all for your thoughts, concerns, well wishes, light, prayers and love. Our thoughts are also with Jeff King and his team. The sorrow he must be feeling right now!
We don’t have a lot of new information to share with you, but we are keeping an eye on the story as it develops. Iditarod has said that the person suspected of attacking Aliy and Jeff is in custody and off the river. The Alaska State Troopers were due to arrive this morning to continue the investigation into this incident. Click here for the official press release from the Iditarod in case you haven’t seen it yet.
We don’t know who it was from Aliy’s team that she left in Nulato. We know from the press release that he or she has non-life threatening injuries and for that we are thankful. The video of the team coming into Nulato didn’t show anyone obviously injured and in the shots of them leaving it was difficult to tell for sure who was missing from the line. We’ll let you know once we find out more.
In the meantime, we hope Aliy and her dogs have found some peace on her run to Kaltag. They arrived into the checkpoint at 10:44. They made good time getting there.
Allen and the Black Team are into Galena and he will have been apprised of the situation.