3-20-10 5pm AKDT Trail Update

DAVE DID IT!!! HE HAS CROSSED UNDER THE BURLED ARCH IN NOME AND FINISHED THE 2010 IDITAROD IN  12 DAYS, 21 HOURS, 19 MINUTES AND 24 SECONDS!!!

We’re sorry this update took so long. There has been alot going on!

When Dave was just a few miles out of town we were invited for a car ride to see Dave on the trail with his team. It was an amazing sight to witness. Musher Mom and Dad were truely blessed to be able to ride literally side by side with Dave as he drove the team home to Nome. We were so engrossed with the ride that we ended up having to run to reach the finish line before Dave and team, flagging down the police car that escorted him the last 2 blocks in town then running down the chute to meet him there at the finish line. Whew! We just barely made it! Lots of excitement! Dave had a shower (first in 2 weeks) followed by a pizza from Airport Pizza then it was off to the “Meet the Musher” for autographs! Right now he’s giving his sample for the drug testing then we’re off for dinner. Then his nap!

The vet who stitched Dave’s finger was here. She said it is healing nicely. Yea!

Photos updated later this evening…

MUSH ON DAVE!

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8 Responses to “3-20-10 5pm AKDT Trail Update”

  1. Barbara Foulds Says:

    I did watch it on the video cam. had no idea of what was really going on but did get to see him at the finish line. Exciting to watch and I’m so happy for him, for his dogs and for all of your family! What a neat thing to see, even from a distance.

  2. Darrell Whitton Says:

    Way to go Dave. The Whitton boys are so excited for you!!! I know your so proud musher Mom and Dad, I can see the smiles on you face.

  3. Michele Miner Says:

    Wish I could have watched the finish. Congratulations to Dave!
    And thanks for the wonderful updates–made me feel like I was part of it all here in sunny L.A. How exciting for all of you.

  4. Maureen Says:

    Way to go Dave!!! How awesome and exciting!

  5. Kate Benes Says:

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you and glad that you finished safely and that all of the dogs are safe too! My mom helped me watch you at the finish line on the computer! I wear the t-shirt that Mrs. Fischer gave us all of the time! 🙂

  6. The Carman's Says:

    Congratulations Dave. You’ve been a big part of our lives these last couple of weeks. Thanks to Musher Mom for keeping us all updated and the fabulous pics along with it. You’ve made St. Louis proud!!

  7. JIM & PAT Says:

    We watched Dave finish on the webcam and got hooked! So we watched the last three come in also (not much to compete with in St. Louis tonite!) Would love to know what took the last man to finish so long from the last checkpoint… bet there is a story there…. Then there was a big crowd for Celeste, the last one total. Loved following the whole race on the website, Jeff’s blob AND on the DeCaro blog!!! Super!! jim and pat

  8. The Hartwigs Says:

    Thanks for sharing the race, we learned a lot.
    And congratulations to Dave & all his on site supporters!
    Mush on!

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