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2014 Iditarod Day 8

An Iditarod musher crosses the ice between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A Sonny Lindner team dog rests its head on the snow at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice and into the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, from Seward, AK, looks at his team after arriving at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Harald Nassuk and his sister Tara Nassuk, who holds a sign welcoming the mushers to Koyuk, pose for a photo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, travels down an icy road when he misses the trail turnoff as he leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, scoots across the icy road while leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children wave as Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, and Jeff King, from Denali, AK, dog teams rest in the sun at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children watch as Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, questions whether she is on the right trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, and Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, care for their dog teams at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, reacts to the problems with trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, kicks up a cloud of dust as she mushes over bare ground on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Villagers watch as Dallas Seavey, from Willow, AK, cares for his dog team after arriving in Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses the frozen tundra between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice through a cut in a pile of ice pushed up near the shore in Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, signs the jacket of Ben Homekingkeo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, trips as she runs back to her tipped over sled after leading her team to the trail out of Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser, from Bethel, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Euro rests next to the back of Iditarod musher Richie DiehlÍs snow and frost plastered sled at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, puts straw down for his dogs at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips, from Tagish, YT, Canada, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Richie Diehl, from Aniak, AK, gets hot water to prepare dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Trix, a team dog for Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, keeps an eye on the musher at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, prepares dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, gets hot water to prepare dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers come into the Unalakleet checkpoint and care for their dogs during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips, from Tagish, YT, Canada, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses the ice between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A Sonny Lindner team dog rests its head on the snow at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice and into the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, from Seward, AK, looks at his team after arriving at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Harald Nassuk and his sister Tara Nassuk, who holds a sign welcoming the mushers to Koyuk, pose for a photo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, travels down an icy road when he misses the trail turnoff as he leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, scoots across the icy road while leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children wave as Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, and Jeff King, from Denali, AK, dog teams rest in the sun at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children watch as Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, questions whether she is on the right trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, and Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, care for their dog teams at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, reacts to the problems with trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, kicks up a cloud of dust as she mushes over bare ground on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Villagers watch as Dallas Seavey, from Willow, AK, cares for his dog team after arriving in Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses the frozen tundra between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice through a cut in a pile of ice pushed up near the shore in Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, signs the jacket of Ben Homekingkeo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, trips as she runs back to her tipped over sled after leading her team to the trail out of Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser, from Bethel, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Euro rests next to the back of Iditarod musher Richie DiehlÍs snow and frost plastered sled at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, puts straw down for his dogs at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips, from Tagish, YT, Canada, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Richie Diehl, from Aniak, AK, gets hot water to prepare dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Trix, a team dog for Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, keeps an eye on the musher at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, prepares dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, gets hot water to prepare dog food for his team at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, from Wasilla, AK, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers come into the Unalakleet checkpoint and care for their dogs during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips, from Tagish, YT, Canada, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses the ice between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A Sonny Lindner team dog rests its head on the snow at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice and into the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, from Seward, AK, looks at his team after arriving at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Harald Nassuk and his sister Tara Nassuk, who holds a sign welcoming the mushers to Koyuk, pose for a photo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, travels down an icy road when he misses the trail turnoff as he leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, scoots across the icy road while leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children wave as Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, and Jeff King, from Denali, AK, dog teams rest in the sun at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Village children watch as Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, questions whether she is on the right trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, and Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, care for their dog teams at the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. 140309
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, cares for his dog team at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, reacts to the problems with trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, AK, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, leaves the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, kicks up a cloud of dust as she mushes over bare ground on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Villagers watch as Dallas Seavey, from Willow, AK, cares for his dog team after arriving in Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses the frozen tundra between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice through a cut in a pile of ice pushed up near the shore in Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, signs the jacket of Ben Homekingkeo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, trips as she runs back to her tipped over sled after leading her team to the trail out of Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser, from Bethel, AK, comes into the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Euro rests next to the back of Iditarod musher Richie DiehlÍs snow and frost plastered sled at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Dispatch