Analyst: One Tactic that could win the 2012 Iditarod

As the Iditarod leaders arrive here in Unalakleet this morning and prepare for the long push up the Norton Sound coast, there’s one tactic that may emerge.You’ve already seen it once before in this race. The decision by Aliy Zirkle to ignore checkpoint rests and break up the run from Takotna to Galena with a series of shorter runs is a Yukon Quest approach to racing, said Iditarod veteran and race analyst Bruce Lee.That’s because the Quest has longer distances between checkpoints, so mushers are accustomed to making trailside stops rather than waiting to park their team in a town or village, said Lee, who covers the race for Iditarod Insider.Read more here:


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