Day 8: Zirkle gets Gold; Seavey, Burmeister get closer

Though Dallas Seavey and Aaron Burmeister made sure she didn’t have the place to herself for very long, Aliy Zirkle couldn’t have gotten a better greeting Sunday morning in Unalakleet.Her husband, Allen Moore, was there to meet here, as were two representatives from Wells Fargo, who presented her with $2,500 in gold nuggets for being the first musher to reach the village on the Norton Sound coast.Zirkle, who reached Unalakleet at 7:28 a.m. after a 13.5-hour run from Kaltag, may have been willing to swap the gold for a nap.Read more here:


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