The 2011 Iron Dog winners are ...
Sorry I haven't written about the Alaska Iron Dog 2011 race much lately, but I've come down to Seward, Alaska for a vacation, and I've been trying to avoid computers. But I just got online and saw that the race has ended after days of horrible weather, so I thought I'd write a quick note here.
The winner of the 2011 Alaska Iron Dog race is ... drum roll here ... the winner is the Huntington/Olds team, the same team which won the race last year. They came from behind to defeat the Palin/Quam team by about six minutes, and claim the winning prize of $50,000.
As brutal as the weather has been down south, where we're now facing winds of fifty miles per hour, the weather has been much worse between Nome and Fairbanks, with both high winds and big snows. The race was delayed for a little while because of the life-threatening conditions, and was eventually started under a yellow flag.
You can read more about the winners of the 2011 Iron Dog race at this article at the Fairbanks News-Miner website.