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Three Teams Scratch: Suprenant, DeNure, Hendrickson

Three mushers have scratched from Iditarod 38.

According to Iditarod Race Headquarters, Michael Suprenant (bib #30), Zoya DeNure (bib #5), and Karin Hendrickson (bib #23) have all scratched at the Rainy Pass checkpoint, as of late Tuesday morning.

Michael Suprenant scratched at 10:00am Tuesday with 16 dogs. Zoya DeNure officially scratched at 10:15am with 15 dogs. Both mushers, according to Iditarod HQ, left this year’s race for “medical reasons.”

Karin Hendrickson scratched at 11:15am with 16 dogs; race headquarters cited “a damaged sled and equipment problems” as the reasons for Hendrickson leaving the race.

As of 3pm Tuesday (Alaska Time), 68 mushers remain on the trail for Iditarod 2010, with the top 19 teams into the Nikolai checkpoint.