I waited for Warren to arrive in Nome last night (watching Nome Cam) and I was beginning to think that I had missed him, because it was taking so long for him to get there.
According to the LA Times, Warren was about an hour from the race's finish line at the time of Maynard's death. I know Kate and Warren are heartbroken.
An 8-year-old male named Omen in musher Rick Larson’s team died early Friday on the trail between the Elim and White Mountain checkpoints. Necropsies will be performed on both dogs to determine cause of death.
I feel terrible for these mushers, as I know most of them consider their dogs members of the family, as we do our own pets.
Rest in Peace
Grasshopper, Dizzy, Victor, Maynard, and Omen.