There's more info turning up on line from this past weekend's T200. You can find some quotes from Anna in this article in the Peninsula Clarion. There have also been some neat photos published from the Homer checkpoint (nice shot of the dog teams bedded down, below). You can find the link to more pictures on the Tustumena 200's race site. You can also find short video clips of the race start by searching on YouTube.
Congrats to Anna and her young team of dogs for successfully finishing the Tustumena 200 this past weekend. Anna secured an 8th place finish in 28 hours and 27 minutes (total race time not including the mandatory rest time) with 10 of the starting 14 dogs in harness. Anna was also the recipient of the Humanitarian Award! The 4 dogs that were dropped at various points suffered from nothing more severe than sore wrists or yearling attitudes. There were 21 mushers initially registered to compete with 5 scratching before the race start and another 5 scratching during the race.
There are some neat photos turning up online
Trail Map: http://www.tustumena200.com/trail.html
To track race-provided SPOT GPS: http://trackleaders.com/tustumena
And a few recent articles:
Anna is registered and will be wearing bib #9 for this year's Tustumena 200, which will have her off and running down the trail Saturday Jan. 28th at 11am Alaska time. She will be racing a team of younger, less experienced dogs, so her tails from the trail could be interesting.
There are a few amendments to the T200 rules for 2012. A few highlights:
- There will be two mandatory layovers instead of one ~ 4 hours (2 hours each outbound and inbound) at the new checkpoint in Homer and a 6 hour layover at the halfway point in Clam Gulch.
- This also effectively increases total mandatory layover time from 8 to 10 hours.
- The Caribou Lake checkpoint has been eliminated.
- There will be no T100 run this year.