Jeff King was first to Ruby on Thursday in the 2014 Iditarod but Sonny Lindner was not far behind. The two leaders were joined by Martin Buser later Thursday night.
Racing in fourth place was Aliy Zirkle who had yet to reach Ruby by 9:00 p.m.
Buser and Zirkle have taken their 24-hour mandatory stop. King and Lindner – prior to reaching Ruby – had not.