Its 5pm Tuesday afternoon.
Congratulations to Mitch Seavey and his absolutely phenomenal dog team. Wow! Just, wow! We went down to the finish to see them cross the line and it really was impressive.
RED TEAM UPDATE
Aliy and her team arrived in to White Mountain at 4.39pm and are currently sitting in 9th position. She and Pete Kaiser have been neck and neck for a couple hundred miles; currently Pete holds the advantage by one minute. He is a good guy and Aliy will be enjoying the competition with him and his team, and it will be all on once they leave in the morning.
The teams must stop for eight hours in White Mountain which means the earliest the Red Team can leave is 12.39am Wednesday morning. Nome is another 77 miles from there.
BLACK TEAM UPDATE
The Black Team is resting at Shaktoolik having arrived at 12.40pm this afternoon. They’ll maybe rest for a couple more hours before heading out to the pack ice and Koyuk checkpoint, 50 miles away.
EDIT: So to prove that we have no idea what Allen is doing until he has done it – just as I hit “publish” he checked out of Shaktoolik with all 15 dogs.