Iditarod Day 2: Neff First to Rohn

Hugh Neff and a team of 16 dogs, many of them coming off a Yukon Quest victory last month, led the way into Rohn on Monday night, arriving at 7:02 p.m.Neff was the first musher to leave Rainy Pass, 35 miles away on the other side of the Alaska Range. He made the run in 4 hours, 8 minutes.The race pace is about two hours slower than last year’s, which produced a record run by John Baker. A year ago, Robert Bundtzen led the frontrunners into Rohn at 5:17 p.m. on Monday.In 2010, the third-fastest race on record, Sebastian Schnuelle was the first to Rohn, arriving at 6:52.


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