10 March 2014

Iditarod Update: Jeff King, Firmly in the Lead

Update 8:30 a.m. Monday

From Kevin Klott --

Aliy Zirkle checked into White Mountain at 7:59 a.m. Monday with 11 dogs and almost an hour behind leader Jeff King.

Zirkle will be able to leave the checkpoint at 3:59 p.m. Monday after her mandatory eight-hour rest, which will give King and his team of 12 dogs a 57-minute head start on their way to Nome.

2014 Iditarod Koyuk
An Iditarod musher crosses the frozen tundra between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. BOB HALLINEN — Anchorage Daily News

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