Buser Takes Iditarod Lead

Martin Buser at the 2013 Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage. Photo by Patrick Yack, APRN - Anchorage.
Martin Buser at the 2013 Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage. Photo by Patrick Yack, APRN – Anchorage.

Martin Buser has regained the lead in the 2013 Iditarod. After just under five hours of rest at the checkpoint, Buser left Iditarod at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday to begin a 55-mile jaunt to Shageluk.

Lance Mackey, Sonny Lindner, Jeff King and Aaron Burmeister remain at the Iditarod checkpoint.

Buser and Burmeister have taken taken the  mandatory 24-hour layover.