The 2 youngest Mushers on the Trail

There is always races within the race. Bruce Magnusson and JR Anderson have had one of those races for years.

Ever since last year, where both ran the 8 dog class, Elliot Rivest and Maria Torgerson have another race going. Maria won the 8 dog class last year. Elliot came 2nd. They have both upgraded to the full Pedigree® Stage Stop Race now. They are both running strong B Teams.

Maria ran 8 dogs today, whereas Elliot took 10. They started 14th and 15th respectively. Today Maria, despite having 2 fewer dogs, was about one and half minutes faster than Elliot. As Jerry Bath pointed out at the finish line, fewer dogs does not necessarily mean a slower team.

Here an interview with Dave: