Iditarod leader looks for 5th win
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Four-time champion Martin Buser holds the lead in Alaskas Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, hoping to be only the second musher to ever claim a fifth title in the races 40-year-history.
Buser was first out of the checkpoint at Eagle Island.
Last years runner-up, Aliy Zirkle, left Eagle Island with 13 dogs more than three hours later. The Two Rivers veteran was followed 29 minutes later by 2004 winner Mitch Seavey of Seward and his 12-dog team.
The front-runners are expected to reach the Nome finish line early this week.