Iditarod Coverage – an inside look into Ken Anderson’s race

Gwen Holdmann, an Iditarod veteran and wife of Ken Anderson, keeps us up-to-date with one of the most consistent competitor’s race strategy. Take a look inside the race, and a little behind the scenes view through Gwen’s daily updates. Find links to the Windy Creek Kennel website, and visit here daily for new updates and race information.—————————————————————————————————————————–March 16th, 2007. Gwen and dogs head home.—————————————————————————————————————————–March 14th, 2007. Ken finishes, and Gwen meets him on the trail.—————————————————————————————————————————–March 13th, 2007. Ken still in 7th place, and the snow machine trip.——————————————————————————————————————————-March 13th, 2007. Ken through Elim, and Lance likely to win.——————————————————————————————————————————–March 13th, 2007. Hot Buns, and Ken into Koyuk.———————————————————————————————————————————March 12, 2007. Gwen arrives in Nome, plans to snow machine out to White Mountain.———————————————————————————————————————————March 12, 2007. Zack Steer creates challenge for Ken.———————————————————————————————————————————March 11, 2007. Ken rests longer, staying conservative tobe more competitive.———————————————————————————————————————————March 11, 2007. Ken joins the leaders.———————————————————————————————————————————March 10, 2007. Mushers into Kaltag.———————————————————————————————————————————March 10, 2007. Ken slips under the radar yet again.———————————————————————————————————————————March 10, 2007. Anvik to Grayling, and 8-hour mandatory rest taken.———————————————————————————————————————————March 9, 2007. Ken jumps to 5th position, strategy paying off.———————————————————————————————————————————March 9, 2007. Mandatory 24 hour rest now over, may the real leader please step forward.——————————————————————————————————————————March 8, 2007. Cold and windy conditions makes a search for cover necessary.———————————————————————————————————————————March 8, 2007. Run and rest schedules play out strategy.———————————————————————————————————————————March 7, 2007. Gap narrows in top 15 mushers. 24 hour layovers begin.———————————————————————————————————————————March 6, 2007. Plan A shelved. Road most traveled not always the best way.———————————————————————————————————————————March 6, 2007. Competition heats up, rest is cut, strategy begins.———————————————————————————————————————————March 5, 2007. The rough road to Rohn. Trail conditions are tough and strong winds persist.———————————————————————————————————————————March 5, 2007. Run to Finger Lake, and trouble back in Fairbanks.———————————————————————————————————————————March 4, 2007. Restart in Willow, Alaska, and run to Skwentna.———————————————————————————————————————————March 3, 2007. Downtown Anchorage; the ceremonial start.———————————————————————————————————————————


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