Iditarod Afternoon Update: Mackey Leads, Gatt Passes King

Lance Mackey  raced in and out of Elim this afternoon taking only a 15-minute break. Mackey has led the race for several checkpoints. He is down to 11 dogs.

Hans Gatt passed Jeff King in Elim after taking only a 16-minute break. He left with 12 dogs. King left just before 5 p.m. with 12 dogs. King rested just over an hour and a half in Elim.

The next official checkpoint for the leaders is White Mountain.

Other mushers of interest (and the number of dogs):

  • Ken Anderson: Out of Koyuk. (12)
  • Hugh Neff: Out of Koyuk. (10)
  • John Baker: Out of Koyuk. (10)
  • Mitch Seavey: Out of Koyuk. (10)
  • Ramey Smyth: Out of Koyuk. (12)
  • Sebastian Schnuelle: In to Koyuk. (13)
  • Dallas Seavey: In to Koyuk. (10)
  • Aliy Zirkle: In to Koyuk. (11)
  • Martin Buser: Out of Shaktoolik. (14)
  • Ray Redington, Jr.: Out of Shaktoolik.
  • Rick Swenson: Out of Shaktoolik. (12)
  • Paul Gebhardt: Out of Shaktoolik. (12)

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