Iditarod Frontrunners Test Competing Race Strategies Ahead of Yukon River

Mitch and Dallas Seavey have established themselves as the mid-race leaders of the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, after making bold runs to Ruby through the 170 miles of barren, stunted landscape between Takotna and the Yukon River.The chase pack of defending champion John Baker, four-time winner Jeff King and leapfrogging Aliy Zirkle is not far behind — and certainly not out of contention. King, in fact, ripped off by far the fastest run from Cripple to Ruby — more than an hour faster than Mitch Seavey, the first musher to arrive. Overnight, two different race strategies with identical goals emerged: Get to Nome as fast as you can.Read more here:,0


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