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Jamaican Newton Marshall is still in the Iditarod. He's in 48th position (out of 57 mushers) currently. Defending champion Lance Mackey is in the lead, but it looks to be a true race to the finish this year, with Hans Gatt and Jeff King right on his tail! The three leaders are out of White Mountain, which means there's only a quick breeze through Safety before it's on to Nome! Lance is two hours ahead at last update, but King and Gatt's teams are running a bit faster. Eep! Even though I don't think anyone can catch Lance, it ain't over 'til it's over, and this one's a nail biter! (Though I must confess that as long as Marshall and Jonrowe finish, I'm good. I'm also rooting for Blake Freking to finish, since his wife is a real sweetheart and a colleague. Some of you may remember her from this entry last year.) Head over here for more updates, and for a new fun video staring Newton, head on over to Margaritavision here!

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jackwabbit
Mar. 16th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and yeah, I thought that was cool, too.

The dark blue flag appears to be the Alaskan state flag, which is flown as a national flag in these types of things to represent Alaskan natives.

http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/ak_flag.htm

And I didn't take the pic. It's just from the vid.

Edited at 2010-03-16 10:05 pm (UTC)
lolmac
Mar. 16th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay, Jamaica!!!

Glad you're having such a great time. Stay safe and reasonably warm!
jackwabbit
Mar. 16th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Um...I'm at work today. Me not in Alaska. Me wish.

Me just posting from the site, cuz I check it a lot this time of year.
lolmac
Mar. 16th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Well, foo -- I guess I got carried away with the wish fulfillment then . . . I jumped to the conclusion that you were out there helping look after the dogs.

Clearly, in a parallel universe, you are.
jackwabbit
Mar. 17th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, of course. In a parallel universe, I so totally am.

However, in this universe (the only one of consequence, according to Teal'c), I can see why you'd be confused. I just got back from the Can-Am International Sled Dog Race, a 250-mile Iditarod qualifier in Northern Maine. Much more accessible, you know.
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