White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby txbennett » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:33 am

So sad
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby fladogfan » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:43 am

Sarah is in outskirts of Nome. Speed varying from 8.+ to less than 1.
And now stopped again. Poor Sarah, poor dogs.
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:24 am

So sad for Richie and his team.

Sarah appears to be two miles from the finish line, off the ice. Come on! She has had a long way from Elim
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 am

I was wondering, mushers are allowed to help each other. Does this apply to mushers who has finished? Could Travis go down front street and walk together with Sarah to the finish?
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:43 am

Going at 5mph, on front street.. Hope they gets all the way to the arch now
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 am

Flashing lights, people waiting. Come on doggies you are so close...

Live feed shows a bright light, looks like headlamp. Very slow so must be walking. She is even more stubborn than my girls :lol:
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby mira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:26 am

.. and finally they finished. She wasn't leading them but walking alongside. The dogs were all over the place, didn't lay down when they stopped either. Sarah looked a bit exhausted, I wonder how far she has been walking with them

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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby emwcee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:31 am

In the interview she said that the dogs wanted to run but no one wanted to lead, so she had to be the lead dog. I heard somewhere that she walked 100 miles. I hope she gets the mushers choice award.
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby COHusky » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 am

well, as per the nome cam, they have pulled the finish banners down from the arch
geez, who makes those kind of decisions, how difficult is it to keep it up for the rest of the teams coming in
hope this doesn't mean the rest of the back of the backers are being withdrawn
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Re: White Mountain - Safety - Nome and BOP

Postby klmobile » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am

So glad to see Sarah make it to Nome. We got to meet her in Seward last summer.
She is an Incredible person for sure! Over 65 hours from Elim to Nome, 45 more hours than her Turning Heads Kennel partner Travis Beals.
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