Author: Sebastian Schnuelle (507 posts)

Sebastian Schnuelle is a Canadian dog musher and dog sled racer from Whitehorse, Yukon, who won the 2009 1,000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race and finished the Iditarod in 2nd place a few weeks later. Schnuelle is fluent in English, French, and German Schnuelle was born in Wuppertal, Germany.

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Come on down to Front Street in Nome 1.40 p.m ish

Come on down to Front Street in NOME. Lance Mackey and Jessie Holmes plan to put on a good finishing show. They want to run in side by side! Lets see how that works out and give them a warm welcome. I am guessing 1.40 p.m ish for a finish! And … the other good …

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Friday Morning update from White Mountain

4 time Quest and Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey and 2018 Iditarod Rookie of the Year Jessie Holmes left the White Mountain checkpoint together last night. They are having a blast. Jessie has basically taken almost another 24 hr layover. He enjoyed a great day of hospitality here in White Mountain. It gives a nice opportunity …

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A Legend in White Mountain

4 Time Champion Lance Mackey came into White Mountain this afternoon under sunny skies. 10 years ago he was here in 1st position and I was chasing him down in 2nd place. Well actually not chasing him down, just trying to hang on to my seat and not be reeled in by John Baker.  Lance …

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Martin Buser Fun Train leaving White Mountain

Martin Buser had a good rest here in White Mountain. Well kind of. I had to wake him up, because his team was very animated. One of his dogs was tied to the back of his sled. That is usually a sign of a trouble maker or a dog in heat. With Martin’s team it …

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Jessie Holmes in White Mountain enjoying the Sunshine

Just because a tracker blip does not move down the trail as planned, does not mean a musher is in trouble. It specially does not mean a musher is treating his or her dogs badly or over running them.  It neither means a musher is penalized or the world is coming to and end. Mushers …

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Update from White Mountain, Race for Rookie of the Year

Hello from White Mountain. Conditions are near perfect sunny, cool and NO WIND. Teams have been steadily coming and going. The next 2 teams leaving are both rookies. Well they are classified rookies, as they have never finished Iditarod before. Both mushers are far from novice mushers. Ed Hopkins from Tagish in the Yukon has …

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Evening Update from White Mountain

White Mountain has seen a steady stream of teams come and go over the last day and a half. Wade Marrs is pulling the hook, as we await the Berington twins. Jeff Deeter arrived with 7 dogs right as the other, much older, Jeff was booting up his team. Jeff King is still driving a …

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Joar Leifseth Ulsom out of White Mountain in 2nd place

Current Iditarod Champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom was the 2nd team to leave White Mountain after his 8 hour mandatory rest. While his team travelled a bit faster to Elim, Pete Kaiser was 36 minutea faster into White Mountain. Those teams are fairly equal in speed.  Joar left a minute late, but his team left less …

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Pete Kaiser out of White Mountain in 1st place with 8 dogs

And he is off! Pete left White Mountain with the same 8 dogs he arrived with. We were joking about putting booties on one last time. I asked him, if he packed any extra runner plastic. He did not. Normally leaving White Mountain that is a good idea, as in the blow holes around after …

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Top 3 in White Mountain with Jessie Royer arriving

Jessie Royer is the third team to arrive beautiful White Mountain at 12.40 with 11 good looking dogs. 11 dogs is means she has only dropped 3 along 900+ miles, including here fluffball leader Chilkat.  Third place is a position she held for a long time in the race. Take a look at this copy …