Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/18
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ME --- so we don't have a "NOT" issue 
Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) 
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>>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)

Re: 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site

Start Date: The first Saturday in March every year.

There are 69 teams signed up to start the race on 3/3.

More interesting Iditarod facts:

1st faster than 10 days: 
	1995 Doug Swingley: 9d:0h:42m:19s
1st faster than 9 days:
	2002 Martin Buser in 8d:22h:46m:2s
Buser's record wasn't broken till
New Record: 2011: John Baker in 8d:18h:46m:39s
New Record: 2012: Dallas Seavey in 8d:13h:4m:19s
New Record: 2014: Dallas Seavey in 8d:11h:20m:16s
NEW FASTEST: 2017: Mitch Seavey 8d:3h:40m:13s

Longest Completed Time: 32d:5h:9m:1s by Red Lantern winner
John Schultz in the inaugural 1973 race. Over a month from
start to finish.

First Woman to win the Race: 1985: Libby Riddles

Fastest Woman to finish:2014 Aliy Zirkle finished 2nd in
8d:13h:6m:41s and lost to Dallas Seavey by 2:22.

Age Range of Mushers: 18 to 84. Col. Norman Vaughan came in
60th (2nd to last) in the 1990 race. Dallas Seavey is the
youngest, turning 18 one day before the start of the 2005
race.

Number of Wins In A Row: Lance Mackey won 4 in a row: 2007,
2008, 2009 and 2010. Susan Butcher, Doug Swingley, and Dallas
Seavey have won 3 in a row.

Re: ToT (Teacher on the Trail)
 http://iditarod.com/edu/category/teacher-on-the-trail/

Kids learn how to calculate the amount of dog food each dog
will need and how much total food to send to each check
point. HINT: about 20 check points. Different distances
between check points

Teams leave the starting line every two minutes. At the
completion of their mandatory 24 hour rest, the time
difference between first and last to start the race is
calculated. EXAMPLE: If you left LAST from the starting
point, you may depart at exactly 24 hours from your mandatory
check point. However, if you departed second to last, you
depart the check point in 24 hours and two minutes. GREAT
math learning tool for kida.

Re: Iditarod Fun ~ Cripple Creek Checkpoint Drive Thru
http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Idit/180116-Drive_Thru.jpg

-Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 47 at midnight
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