Fairbanks rookie Ken Anderson is leading the Yukon Quest. He pulled into the Carmacks checkpoint this morning at 10:40 Yukon time, followed just three minutes later by defending champion Lance Mackey. The two spent the afternoon resting in the midday heat. Anderson and Mackey are far ahead of any other teams. Vying for third right now are Healy’s Dave Dalton and Yukoner Michelle Phillips, who are camped at the previous checkpoint of Pelly Crossing, 75 miles away from Carmacks. They arrived within one minute of each other around 3:00 this afternoon.
Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks and Dan Bross, KUAC – Carmacks checkpoint