Buser Retakes Lead, Departs Grayling

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 again regained the Iditarod lead, departing Grayling at 12:52 p.m., staying at the checkpoint for only 10 minutes.

Aliy Zirkle, Aaron Burmeister, Jake Berkowitz and Sonny Lindner round out the top-5.

Buser is the only competitor in the top-5 that has used both the mandatory 8-hour and 24-hour layovers.