King, Schnuelle, Baker Battle for Lead out of Nikolai

Photo by Patrick Yack, APRN -Anchorage

Each musher’s sled is equipped with a tracking device that pinpoint the musher’s precise location. A sled full of devices await being positioned on sleds before the start of the race on Sunday.

Iditarod front runner Sebastian Schnuelle was first into Nikolai Tuesday morning  at 9:47 with just a hair more than a half hour lead over Mitch Seavey. Alaska Dispatch reporter Jill Burke is in Nikolai and she says after Seavey a string of familiar names arrived.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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