King Out of Nulato Leads Iditarod; Mackey in Pursuit

Jeff King continues to lead the Iditarod Saturday morning. He left Nulato at 7:20 Saturday morning with 13 dogs. He took about a four-hour rest in Nulato.

Lance Mackey, another Iditarod champion, was in to Nulato at 4:37 this morning, an hour and fifteen minutes behind King. He was down to 12 dogs. He was out at 7:58, 23 minutes behind King.

Hugh Neff, arrived at 5:09 this morning and left at 7:57, a minute before Mackey.

Mitch Seavey was in to Nulato at 6:00 a.m. and he was out at 8:13 this morning.

Other mushers of interest (as of Saturday morning):

  • Hans Gatt in to Nulato.
  • Sebastian Schnuelle in to Galena.
  • Aliy Zirkle in to Galena.
  • John Baker in to Galena.
  • Zack Steer in to Galena.
  • Martin Buser in to Galena.
  • DeeDee Jonrowe in to Galena.
  • Middy Johnson in to Ruby.
  • Newton Marshall in to Cripple.

Justin Savidis scratched in McGrath.

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage.

John Baker relaxes before last week’s start in Willow.