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March 12th, 2013 Posted 9:43 am

Reporting from Bisbee AZ. Real Chet and Bernie country.

First, here’s the latest from Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook, our team in the greatest sled dog race on earth. Many thanks, Rebecca. She’s already at the finish line in Nome.

The team pulled into Unalakleet not too long ago after a long day on the trail.  What Chet might like to know about Unalakleet is that some of the best pizza I’ve ever had was in this town that serves as the first checkpoint on the coast.  Pizza aside, I look at Unalakleet as the entry point for the final third of the race.  There are 236 miles until the finish line.  

I arrived in Nome midday on Monday.  Not only would Snowhook like to share the starting line with the Plunderers, but the finish line in Nome as well.  Wouldn’t that be something!  Race fans from parts near and far have begun to pour into Nome.  Flights are full, motels are booked, and there is a constant chatter of the race on the street and at the temporary race headquarters.  The burled arch is in place on Front Street, snow has been plowed onto the road, and everyone awaits the arrival of teams.  The unofficial rule of thumb is to expect a team to cross the finish line twenty-four hours after the team leaves the checkpoint of Elim.  This means we could see the winning team cross the finish line on Tuesday evening. 

And here are two members of the team, Jesse and Lefty.

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Welcome Misti.

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