Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Iditarod 2011: Five in a row for Mackey not likely
That's Lance Mackey who has won Iditarods four in a row, but if he wins his fifth this year it will be a miracle. He's down to 12 dogs and, although he moved into second place last night at the Takotna checkpoint, his chance of catching leader, Martin Buser, or holding off Sebastian Schnuelle, Hugh Neff and a few others is not looking good. He came in to Takotna more than an hour and a half behind Buser, who is also seeking his fifth Iditarod win (although not in a row), and Buser still has 15 dogs running.
Here is a listing of current standings, which might change by the time you click on to it as these mushers don't spend much time resting. If you click on the musher's name, you can see a photo and additional personal information about the musher.
Click here for a map of this year's southern route so you can see where Takotna is located.
To see the Leaderboard complete with photos of the mushers, click here.