Neff Leads a Pack of Top Iditarod Racers Out of the Alaska Range

Amid snowfall, the top dozen mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race yanked their snow hooks Monday afternoon and began a steep 40-mile descent to Rohn River. Yukon Quest champion Hugh Neff was the first to leave Rainy Pass at 2:58 p.m. Within an hour, nine racers had given chase. They included:• Ray Redington Jr. of Wasilla, the early race leader, who was 11 minutes back. Read more here:


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