Buser Retakes Iditarod Lead, First to Tanana; Neff, Zirkle Not Far Behind

Martin Buser signs copies of his book prior to the ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday. (Photo By Patrick Yack – Alaska Public Media)



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Martin Buser regained the early lead in this year’s Iditarod. He was the first to Tanana Tuesday afternoon. He was followed by Hugh Neff and Aliy Zirkle, both had made it to Tanana by early evening. Aaron Burmeister was closing in on Tanana behind the leaders.

Iditarod dog teams had been filing in and out of Manley since the middle of Monday night.  Mushers were starting to search for the perfect balance between racing and resting as they made their way down the Iditarod trail.