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Jim Lanier takes Iditarod lead

 Wolvie and Roscoe stir as Karen Ramstead prepares to feed them in Nikolai, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 7, 201...

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Wolvie and Roscoe stir as Karen Ramstead prepares to feed them in Nikolai, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 7, 201...

Jim Lanier has taken the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race but has not yet taken a mandatory 24-hour break.
This is the time in the race where some teams leapfrog to the front. That is because many of the front-runners stayed put in the checkpoint in Takotna while others moved through, choosing to rest their teams elsewhere along the trail.
The 71-year-old Lanier is one of them. Trent Herbst, who also hasn't taken his 24-hour break, is in second place.
The 2004 Iditarod champion, Mitch Seavey, who has completed his 24-hour break, is in third place. He is followed by Aliy Zirkle, who has been leading the race.
By early Thursday, more than a half-dozen mushers were out of the Ophir checkpoint, 623 miles from Nome.


Updated : 2021-10-18 18:19 GMT+08:00