Ramy Brooks actually made it into the 11th place slot. There was a bit of a problem at the finish line.
Morgan and I ran into town this afternoon to get the mail and wander around town for a bit. When we heard that Ramy Brooks was coming in, we waited by the finish line.
Brooks had a dog expire somewhere between White Mountain and Safety.
White Mountain is the mandatory 8-hour rest and all the dogs undergo thorough checks by certified trail vets. The decision was made at Safety, with the approval of the race's marshall, that the dog be carried into Nome on the sled. According to rules, Brooks' status is open until a necropsy is performed and the cause of death determined.
Nothing bad happened to that dog. Brooks was choked up at the end. You could tell just standing there that he didn't care about the race while he knew about that dog. Brooks felt worse than anyone about that poor dog. He loves his dogs and he never would have had anything happen to him if he could avoid it.
A sad ending.