Nancy Yoshida, the rookie musher who crashed in the fourth day of Iditarod 2009, is out of the race. Rescuers brought Yoshida of Thompson, N.D., a new sled last night after, but she crashed again, the Anchorage Daily News reports. She finally made it into the Rainy Pass checkpoint late last night (early this morning Eastern time). She was unhurt, but one of her dogs is missing. She is the second musher to quit the race. Yoshida was one of 13 women in the field.

The standings as of this morning are:

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1. Aaron Burmeister of Nome, Alaska

2. Hugh Neff of Skagway, Alaska

3. Sebastian Schnuelle of Whitehorse, Canada

4. Two-time champion Lance Mackey of Fairbanks, Alaska

Photo/Associated Press: One of musher John Baker's sled dogs chews on a boot during a rest at the Nikolai, Alaska, checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Tuesday.
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