Iditarod Leaders Leave Nikolai

Sonny Lindner. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.
Sonny Lindner. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

The Iditarod race leaders left the checkpoint of Nikolai around midday Tuesday. Sonny Lindner, Hugh Neff, Aliy Zirkle and Nicolas Petit pulled out of Nikolai within an hour of each other. But five mushers, including DeeDee Jonrowe and Jake Berkowitz scratched Tuesday, because of broken equipment that was damaged on the extremely rough trail out of Rainy Pass.

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