This Post Is Dedicated To Justin Savidis (AJ)
From Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook, our team in the Iditarod.
At long last AJ and the team have made it to the White Mountain checkpoint where they will enjoy a mandatory eight hour layover before they can continue. Seventy-seven miles remains of their race. Word from a volunteer at a checkpoint is that the dogs are doing well, yet AJ is sick. How sick and with what, I don’t know. But, I haven’t time and time again said that AJ is the strongest person I know both mentally and physically for no reason. They have traveled through unseasonably warm temperatures, slogged through poor trail conditions and have truly plundered on through every trial on the trail. To say that I am proud of AJ and the team doesn’t come close.
The rule of thumb is that teams will cross the finish line approximately twelve hours after leaving White Mountain. The team will leave White Mountain shortly after 5:30 a.m. (Alaska) C. Hobbit Harris and I will prepare to greet Snowhook under the burled arch early afternoon on Thursday. We will celebrate under the arch, care for the dogs, and then engage in an activity that is long overdue—rest.
I want to thank the Plunderers (that includes Spence and Admin) for all your support. For helping us get to the starting line, for cheering us on in person and in spirit, and for being the best damn cheering section. Ever.
Here are two sterling members of the team, Doc and Rio.
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