Race Leaders Approach Finger Lake

Martin Buser departs Willow at the 2014 Iditarod's official restart. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.
Martin Buser departs Willow at the 2014 Iditarod’s official restart. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

Updated: Monday, 3/3/14 at 12:31am

Martin Buser leads the pack as he approaches the Finger Lake checkpoint.

Buser holds a few mile lead over fellow Big Lake musher, Kelly Maixner.

Hugh Neff, Nicolas Petit and Allen Moore round out the top-five.

Last year’s runner-up, Aliy Zirkle, ranks 11th so far, clocking into the Skwentna checkpoint at 9:09pm Sunday.

The 2013 Iditarod Champion, Mitch Seavey is currently near the middle of the pack in 32nd place.