Defending Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Dallas Seavey clung to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday as soft, punchy snow on the trail across Norton Bay slowed what had been a blistering run toward Nome.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race leaders hit tough sledding on Norton Bay, but Dallas Seavey moved into position to win the leg with a strong team of dogs capable of moving quickly. He made up an hour and a half on Aaron Burmeister on Monday. Suzanna Caldwell,Craig Medred
Only two groups have emerged as traveling companions in this Iditarod: brothers Jason and Lance Mackey, who have been together since Tanana, and the Berington twins -- Anna and Kristy -- and Charlie Bejna. John Schandelmeier
Marrs was the 11th musher out of Kaltag on Sunday morning, and he’d been hopping in and out of the top 10 over the last several days. With his short-run, short-rest strategy, Marrs appeared to be setting up his team of 11 remaining dogs for a strong finish.Suzanna Caldwell