Monday March 6, 510P AKST
At 1:10 AKST the team pulled the hook, romped down the starting chute through the crowds of Fairbanks and on to the Tanana River. First checkpoint is 60 miles down the river at Nenana. Trent has bib 67 this year and had 75 in 2015. So he's in a similar start order this year. In 2015 he stopped and camped in Nenana showing up at dusk.
Ayn and Scott led the team out. Looks like on the tracker Trent is at mile 54, running strong at plan at an average speed of 8.5 mph. Nenan is at mile 71 (add the 11 miles from Ceremonial Start) and Trent has about 17 miles, 2 hours to Nenana.
Here are a few shots from live TV coverage of the Fairbanks Start.
Here is the shot of Trent on the tracker at the moment. Highly recommend a Iditarod Insider GPS Tracker subscription to all you Iditarod and Trent fans out there. You never know when you are going to wake up at 3 in the morning and wonder how he's doing?