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Ryan Redington Scratches from Iditarod

Ryan Redington during the 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Ryan Redington during the 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. |  Photo: Baihly Warfield/WDIO-TV

Baihly Warfield
Updated: March 12, 2019 08:44 PM

Ryan Redington has scratched from the 2019 Iditarod sled dog race. 

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The musher out of Wasilla, Alaska, had been running in the top 10 at the beginning of the nearly 1,000-mile race. But he scratched Tuesday at the Shaktoolik checkpoint, which is 777 miles into the race. 

It's one of the windiest stretches of the trail, according to Iditarod.com, right on the coast of the Bering Sea.

The Iditarod Trail Committee reported he decided to scratch "due to the well-being of his race team, which is his No. 1 priority." 

He had nine of his original 14 dogs with him when he scratched. 

Redington placed 6th in the 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon after racing in 1st for the majority of the marathon. His team stalled on the last 30-mile leg, and five mushers passed him.

Regional mushers

Blair Braverman, an Iditarod rookie from Mountain, Wis., is running in 35th. She is about 650 miles into the race with 11 dogs left. 

Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minn., is in 42nd of 42 mushers left. She is around 600 miles in. 

Ten of 52 mushers have scratched. Pete Kaiser of Bethel, Alaska, is currently leading. He is followed closely by Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who won the 2018 Iditarod. 

You can check race standings here.

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Baihly Warfield

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