Each year that the twins have run the Iditarod together, they have done exactly that ~ ran together, side by side, their GPS devices nearly indistinguishable as they moved along the trail. Given the number of teams participating & the 2 minute staggered start between each, it has always been important to Kristy & Anna to draw bib numbers fairly close together. Otherwise, they could spend hundreds of miles potentially trying to catch up with each other.
This year, Kristy was the very last musher to draw her number, so no amount of finger crossing or using her mojo to pull just the right chip was going to help. The fates had already decided.
Anna drew Bib 52.
Later, Kristy drew Bib 56.
Anybody that doesn't buy into the bond of identical twins needs to hang around these two more often! Needless to say, they're very happy to have only 3 teams between them. We're queuing up another year of Seeing Double along the Iditarod Trail!