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As they have for much of the 2,000-mile race from Big Lake to Nome and on to Fairbanks, the tandem of former champion Eric Quam and 31-year-old Scott Faeo leads. But an advantage that had been several hours earlier in the race had been cut 32 minutes.Mike Campbell

Huslia, long famous in sled dog racing circles, is eagerly preparing to play host to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for the first time ever.

Alaska Dispatch News
The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service.  Mike Campbell
Behind the leaders, six other teams were out of Nome by 10 a.m. Thursday. Wily veteran Scott Davis of Soldotna and partner Aaron Bartel of Anchorage were on the trail at 8:12 a.m., followed at 8:57 a.m. by the father-son duo of Andy and Brad George. Mike Campbell
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