Day 6: Seavey Back in Command; 1st to Ruby

FRIDAY, 8 a.m. — Mitch Seavey is in Ruby, back in command of the Iditarod — but at what price?Seavey reached the Yukon River at 6 a.m. Friday morning and had the checkpoint to himself for more than an hour until son Dallas arrived at 7:07 a.m.As he gave snacks to his dogs under a faint display of northern lights, Seavey worried that the two long runs that vaulted him into the Iditarod lead will cost him later in the race.Seavey made an epic, nearly 100-mile run Thursday to grab the lead from Aliy Zirkle, and then turned in another marathon overnight, going the 70 miles from Cripple to Ruby without stopping for a rest.Read more here:


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