King, First In To Ruby, Leads Iditarod

Jeff King was the first Iditarod musher to reach the Yukon River, pulling into Ruby at 3:08 this morning after the 100 mile run from Cripple.

While King has built a sizeable lead, some mushers behind him are struggling with issues related to dog food, rough trail and cold temperatures.

Photo and Story by Tim Bodony, APRN

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Mushers began arriving in Ruby on Thursday before making their push towards Nome.