Lance Mackey First Into Iditarod
Lance Mackey was the first musher to reach the race’s namesake checkpoint of Iditarod. He checked in at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday.
Sonny Lindner arrived at the checkpoint shortly after 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Former champions Jeff King and Martin Buser arrived in Iditarod on Thursday morning, checking in at 1:06 a.m. and 9:02 a.m., respectively.
Of the four mushers in Iditarod, Buser is the only one who has taken his mandatory 24-hour layover.