2010 IDITAROD-Dallas Seavey First to Cripple Chekpoint
DALLAS SEAVEY WINS THE GCI DOROTHY PAGE HALFWAY AWARD AND A FIST FULL OF GOLD!
IDITAROD XXXVIII Musher Dallas Seavey (Bib #41) was the first to arrive at Cripple Checkpoint early this morning at 1:26 am Alaska Time. The Willow Alaska musher reached the once gold rich mining camp with 13 dogs. The Cripple Checkpoint signifies the halfway point in the thirty-eighth edition of "Last Great Race on Earth."
Seavey's run from Ophir to Cripple (the longest distance between two checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail) netted him the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award as well as $3,000 in placer gold nuggets, courtesy of Iditarod Principle Partner GCI. Kate Lynch, GCI Production Development Manager was on hand to present the Halfway Award and the gold!
Seavey is running his 4th Iditarod. Last year, he had his best year, finishing 6th. Today, He's leading the pack and he's $3,000 richer.
The GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award will be re-presented to Dallas Seavey in Nome on Sunday, March 21st, during the Iditarod Awards Banquet at the Nome Recreation Center.
FREDERICK SCRATCHES IN ROHN
IDITAROD XXXVIII rookie musher Kathleen Frederick, (Bib # 46) scratched at 09:50 am Alaska Time (March 10, 2010) in Rohn Checkpoint. The Willow Alaskan musher scratched due to equipment and gear problems. Frederick scratched with 14 dogs on her team.