Burmeister Takes Iditarod Lead Out Of Shaktoolik

Aaron Burmeister in Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)
Aaron Burmeister in Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)

Reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey was the first into Shaktoolik early Monday morning, but Aaron Burmeister was the first out of the checkpoint.

Both are running with 12 dogs as they enter the last 170 miles of the race. leading the charge to Koyuk.

Burmeister has found himself in the lead for much of this year’s race so far – winning awards for bring the first to Huslia, Kaltag, and Unalakleet.

Burmeister and Seavey are trailed by Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle.