Martin Buser’s Five-Hour Iditarod Lead Vanishes Along Soupy-Snow Trail to Kaltag

A pack of hungry mushers headed up the frozen Yukon River Saturday morning, chasing down Iditarod Sled Dog Race leader Martin Buser. The top Iditarod racers will reach Kaltag later today, with a third of the trail remaining before finishing in Nome, and Buser’s race strategy is unraveling. Other competitors smell blood. Buser’s early rabbit run to Rohn and mid-race push to Anvik seem to finally be catching up to his team speed. Yesterday, Buser’s race schedule forced him to make a mid-day 12-hour run of 80 miles from Grayling to Eagle Island practically non-stop. Consider that a turning point for the worse in his race.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130309/sensing-buser-weakness-expect-veteran-iditarod-frontrunners-pounce

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