Dallas Seavey moved past Aliy Zirkle on Sunday to take the lead in the Iditarod. Seavey, the son of race veteran and past champion, Mitch Seavey took charge after leaving Unalakleet. He was on the edge of Shaktoolik early Sunday evening. Aaron Burmeister was racing second and Zirkle third. Last year’s champion John Baker was racing fourth, just ahead of Mitch Seavey.
Past champion Jeff King scratched Sunday afternoon in Kaltag. He was among four mushers who dropped out on Sunday. Jake Berkowitz dropped out in Unalakleet. Lachlan Clarke stopped in Galena. Rookie Pat Moon halted in Ruby.