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Rondy 2009 - final day ...

What happend so far: Friday & Saturday Results ...

Interesting facts are reported: not only the number of dogs per team and day but also the number of dogs carried ...

Tudor Checkpoint:

Egil: 1:06:32
Arleigh: 1:06:26
Buddy: 1:04:49

... did we miss Bill ... or is he still to come ...?
He's still to come through ... his time: 1:06:08 ... hey, this is gonna be a real close race ...

Buddy gained 1:19 minutes but is behind Bill after two days 2:11 ... so the gap between those is 51 Seconds ... at Tudor Checkpoint ...!!!!

Goose Lake

Egil: 1:15:25
Buddy: 1:13:06
Arleigh: 1:14:59

The guy (Billy Hackett) at Goose Lake Checkpoint gave wrong time for Buddy - 10 Minutes too much - but corrected it ... puh ...!

And Bill ...?

Bill: 1:14:47 ... still about 30 seconds gap between Buddy and Bill ...!

Will Buddy Streeper come even closer to Bill Kornmuller ...???

Ross Saunderson, co-radio-reporter and a popular musher, tells us all these times of all the mushers at the different checkpoints - but we are waiting for the top teams ...

Cordova checkpoint:

Egil: 1:24:33
Buddy 1:21:22
Arleigh 1:23:27 Buddy overtook Arleigh ... just after this checkpoint ...

... and Bill ...???

Bill Kornmuller: 1:23:34 ...

Buddy is in front ...!!!

Like a Swiss Watch Buddy is gaining meter by meter, second by second with each tick of the clock ...

... tick, tick, tick ...

There is no Checkpoint but the finish line which is wating for the hero mushers ... at 4th Av. ...

Official Today's Final times:

Egil: 1:28:54
Buddy: 1:25.23
Arleigh: 1:27:31
Bill: 1:27:43

Pre-race radio programme:

Susan Duck Rondy Executive Director & Buddy Streeper in the studio for an interview ... he says they raced three times in Europe. Why not another time ...

Buddy expected Egil and Bill as his main competitors ... Rondy is the most challenging race ... speed and toughness ... toughest sprint race in the world ... unpredictable obstacles around the trail ... reverse start is great ... a lot of passes ... and a lot of teams one after another ... at Cordova Street ...

Georg Attla interview: good race, no matter who won ... I though Bill will make it, but he gave it away ... I could sit back and enjoy the race while the others are working ...

Final Standings:

1. Buddy Streeper 260:34
2. Bill Kornmuller 260:43
3. Arleigh Reynolds 264:33
4. Egil Ellis 266:04

Rookie of the Year: Ken Chezik

At the podium - of course - Georg Attla. Arleigh Reynolds holds an emotional short speech ... Bill Kornmuller says, he did his best and will try again next year, hopes for a different end ... Buddy Streeper on the micro: it's a pleasure and honour ...

... at the end of the radio programme: THE FUR RENDEVOUS HYMN "... and it's mush mush down through fourth avenue ..."
1.3.09 22:45

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