Thrilling Iditarod to Remember Rewards Determined Mushers with Patience

Iditarod front-runner Mitch Seavey arrived in White Mountain Tuesday determined to give his all on the final 77-mile push to the finish in Nome. Second into White Mountain was Aliy Zirkle. She and her team arrived in the coastal village only 13 minutes behind Mitch, but gaining on him, having completed her previous run from Elim a half-hour faster than Mitch.Mushers watch run times very closely while resting in-between checkpoints, and both knew where they stood. There was a glimmer of hope that the Two Rivers musher, a former Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race winner and runner-up in last year’s Iditarod, might pass Mitch Seavey and arrive first into Nome.Read more here:


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