Nome’s Aaron Burmeister pulled into White Mountain this morning, after a “beautiful run” from Elim, with northern lights and shooting stars blazing the sky. He talked with KNOM about his race, the unfortunate sickness that struck his team, and their plan for the finish: “I’m just going to soak it all up and enjoy it, just make the most of it.”
Burmeister’s dogs fought and raced hard through the beginning of the race, but have been unable to recover to a full energy level since picking up a bug in Unalakleet. Aaron plans to let his team set the pace for their “victory lap” into Nome to end the race on a positive note.
Aaron Burmeister was 9th into White Mountain at 9:41am. He will be able to leave after the mandatory 8-hour layover, at 5:41pm this evening.