Jeff King Leads Teams Into Ruby, Claims ‘First Musher To The Yukon’ Award
Four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King led mushers into the Ruby checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, claiming the First Musher to the Yukon Award.
Two Rivers musher Sonny Lindner rode into Ruby an hour after King.
Martin Buser, Aaron Burmeister and John Baker round out the top-5.
Last year’s two top mushers, Aliy Zirkle and Mitch Seavey, are running in 11th and 15th place, respectively, and are currently between the Ophir and Cripple checkpoints.