Zoom Lens: Order From a Boot

Fans gather to soak up the energy and enthusiasm of the Last Great Race that is abundant at the much-celebrated Thursday night banquet.  After dinner the mushers were called to the stage to draw their starting position from a boot. It wasn’t just any boot; it was a traditional mukluk made of seal skin. One by one, the mushers came to the stage, reached into the mukluk pulled out a number and announced it to the crowd.  New Zealander, Curt Perano will lead the teams off and Sonny Lindner of Alaska will bring up the rear.  Check the complete list of bib numbers at Iditarod.com. 

As fans follow the mushers and their Iditarod journey to Nome a quote from Amelia Earhart seems appropriate, “What do dreams know of boundaries?” God speed to all mushers making the journey and the volunteers supporting their journey.

Born to Run,