Jeff King Maintains Lead Into White Mountain

Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.
Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

After taking the lead from Aliy Zirkle early Monday morning, Jeff King has extended his Iditarod lead to nearly an hour, rolling into White Mountain at 7:02 a.m.

Zirkle checked into White Mountain at 7:59 a.m. with 11 dogs to King’s 12.

2012 champion Dallas Seavey round out the top-3, arriving in White Mountain at 9:48 a.m.

Martin Buser, Mitch Seavey, Sonny Lindner, and Joar Leifseth Ulsom are all approaching White Mountain.