The leaders are now streaking down the Yukon River with Jeff King in the lead followed closely by Lance Mackey and a pack of 5 or 6 contenders. King was careful not to be fooled this year. Last year after telling King he was going to take a nap Mackey snuck out of Ruby to take the lead while King was sleeping. The question now is, can King keep his narrow lead?
Jeff King led the Iditarod pack out of Galena at 8:47 p.m. Friday, taking a 1 hour, 28 minute lead over two-time defending champion Lance Mackey. (ADN error, Mackey is a three time defending champ)
King raced down the Yukon River on Friday afternoon, trying to turn the 38th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race into a game of "catch me if you can."