Yukoner Hugh Neff is leading the Iditarod sled dog race. He was the first musher out of the Nikolai checkpoint this afternoon. Aaron Burmeister was close on his heals. Sebastian Schnuelle was the first musher to arrive at Nikolai earlier today followed by Paul Gebhart, Ed Iten, Lance Mackey, Bjonar Andersen, Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage