NOME, Alaska (AP) — The winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come under the burled arch in this western Alaska outpost, but that’s just the beginning for this community, where every musher to finish the race gets a hero’s welcome.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another former champion has taken the lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Four-time winner Jeff King was the first musher into the Koyuk checkpoint, about 170 miles from the Nome finish line.
OPHIR, Alaska (AP) — Four-time consecutive winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Lance Mackey is leading the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Mackey pulled into the checkpoint at Ophir, Alaska, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He last won the race in 2010.