Iditarod Musher Aliy Zirkle: ‘I can’t really complain about No. 1’

Aliy Zirkle leads what’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races. To hang on to her edge, she’ll have to fend off a hungry pack of frontrunners who should arrive in Galena, where she’s taking her mandatory eight-hour Yukon River layover, hours before she’ll be allowed to leave.Zirkle pulled into the Yukon River community to a cheering crowd, upbeat and ready to give her dogs a much-needed nap. They’d just made a long run and ahead was a second long haul through Nulato all the way to Kaltag, where the trail leaves the river before heading toward western Alaska’s Bering Sea coast.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/iditarod-musher-aliy-zirkle-i-cant-really-complain-about-no-1

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