Monday, March 02, 2009

Sad news on the Iditarod trail

At the first check point of the 350 mile Alaskan Iditarod Trail Invitational both Jill Homer on a Pugsley and her boyfriend Geoff on foot have scratched from the race. Geoff had knee troubles and Jill stepped into some overflow and has frostbite on her toes. I don't know if my vicarious ride along plan from my couch had any part in their decision to quit or not. In post scratch interviews both Jill and Geoff were quoted as saying their on trail issues usually wouldn't have made them stop so soon but that they each felt like they had a 265lb potato on their back. Odd.
Both pics taken from their sites without permission for the pics or the ride along.

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