Zirkle Maintains Iditarod Lead; King Moving Up

Aliy Zirkle maintained her Iditarod lead Saturday morning racing in and out of Nulato. She was being trailed by Dallas Seavey and past winner Jeff King. Mitch Seavey, who was contending for the lead position on Friday, had fallen behind King. John Baker, last year’s champion, and Aaron Burmeister trailed Mitch Seavey.

Zirkle reached Nulato about 6:13 am, rested a few minutes, and then left at 6: 20 am. She was racing with 14 dogs. The Seaveys and Baker were racing with 13 dogs. Baker dropped a dog in Galena. King had 14 dogs and Burmeister had 15 dogs.

Other teams of interest:

– DeeDee Jonrowe and Paul Gebhardt were out of Galena Saturday morning.

– Rookies Josh Cadzow and Brent Sass were in Galena Saturday morning.

– Lance Mackey was still in Galena early Saturday morning.