Jeff King First To Leave Koyuk

Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks.
Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks.

Less than 170 miles separate Jeff King from Nome, as he left the Koyuk checkpoint just six minutes after checking in at 8:16 a.m. Monday.

Mitch Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, Ray Redington Jr., Aaron Burmeister and Joar Leifseth Ulsom all made it to Koyuk Monday morning, but have yet to leave in pursuit of King.

Seven other mushers are currently making the 50-mile run from Shaktoolik to Koyuk, including Jake Berkowitz, Dallas Seavey and Sonny Lindner.