Kelly Maixner Leads Mushers Into Rohn

Kelly Maixner at the 2014 Iditarod restart in Willow. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.
Kelly Maixner at the 2014 Iditarod restart in Willow. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

Kelly Maixner is the first musher into Rohn, checking in at 11:26 Tuesday morning.

He took the lead from fellow Big Lake musher Martin Buser at Rainy Pass earlier Tuesday.

Buser, Nicolas Petit, Michael Williams Jr., Paul Gebhardt and Hugh Neff are all currently between Rainy Pass and Rohn.

The remainder of the top-15 have all made it to Rainy Pass.

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