Taiga Spring Break 300
Lake Louise, Alaska, USA
April 1, 2009
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Results provided by John Schandelmeier, Gin Gin Race Organization
Taiga 300 started as scheduled at Wolverine Lodge one Lake Louise at 11:00 am April 1st. 21 teams left the starting chute. Temperature at the start was +15 and clear. Night time temperatures hit -30 Wed. night. Thursday it warmed to 5 above during the day and continued to warm through the evening to a high of 15 degrees.Thursday night saw 1" of new snow and the temperature holding at 15 through the remainder of the race.
Tonya Schlentner led most of the race, posting the fastest times on every stage. On the final 110 mile leg she left 2 minutes ahead of Michelle Phillips; Tonya fell asleep about 55 miles out--the dogs went straight instead of left---and she continued down a snowmobile trail for nearly 35 miles, She eventually would realize her error and retrace her route to the correct trail.
|12 Dog (300 miles)|
|19||Tonya Schlentner||83:05:00 (370 miles)|
|Toby Hanson||withdrawn at Maclaren|
|Jeff Katsion||withdrawn at Maclaren|
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