Sun Valley Teacher Running 10th in Iditarod


Sun Valley's Trent Herbst is in 10th place in the "Last Great Race on Earth," better known as the Iditarod.

BW readers got to know the elementary school teacher in a Feb. 9 Citizen profile. Trent is making his way across 1,000 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain with 16 sled dogs and a sled built by his students from Sun Valley's Community School.

The race got underway in Nome Willow, Alaska, on Saturday. Herbst told BW that he usually stops to camp about 25 times during the course of the race, but for the most part the dogs are nocturnal.

"The best hours for us are 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and then again from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m.," said Herbst.

As of this morning, Herbst was traveling about 13 mph.

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