Zirkle Roars Through Cripple to Regain Lead

Just after it looked as if Mitch Seavey had turned in an epic, possibly game-changing run of nearly 100 miles on Thursday to seize control of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Aliy Zirkle showed up to inject some intrigue.Zirkle snatched the lead from Seavey by zipping in and out of the Cripple checkpoint, sort of the way Seavey had charged through the Ophir checkpoint earlier in the day.Zirkle left the halfway point of the 975-mile race at 6:32 p.m., with Seavey following at 6:55 p.m. She spent just six minutes at Cripple, while Seavey spent nearly five hours there.Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/03/08/2360220/seaveys-lead-swells-with-epic.html

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