I see in the standings that all teams are listed as having departed Willow with 16 dogs, which we know is not the case. Will this be corrected at the first checkpoint or sooner so it doesn't appear that dogs were dropped?
Denise0331 wrote:I guess I missed that. What team or teams did NOT start with 16 dogs? I thought starting with 16 dogs was mandatory!
From the Iditarod rules:
Rule 17 -- Dog Maximums and Minimums: The maximum number of dogs a musher may start the race with is sixteen (16) dogs. A musher must have at least twelve (12) dogs on the line to start the race. At least six (6) dogs must be on the towline at the finish line. http://d3r6t1k4mqz5i.cloudfront.net/wp- ... _rules.pdf