Baker Takes Iditarod Lead; King Wins Penair Award

Kotzebue’s Jon Baker is leading the Iditarod pack at this hour.  Baker breezed through Ophir checkpoint at 8:45 Wednesday morning and breezed out four minutes later with 14 dogs. Dallas Seavey followed Baker out of Ophir about 1:40 Wednesday afternoon with 13 dogs, after spending about four hours at the checkpoint.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

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Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Jeff King accepts the Penair Award for being the first musher to McGrath. Race Marshall Mark Nordman looks on.