Lance Mackey arrived on the Bering Sea coast at 03:30 AST after a 14 hour run between Kaltag and Unalakleet. He received $2500 in gold nuggets for his effort. The rest of the pack is still two to three hours behind him but the Coast is a whole new ballgame. Cold (-27 today) and unrelenting winds have shut down many a team as they make their way up the coast to Shaktoolik.
Update Sunday 07:00 AST: King pulled into Unalakleet at 06:30 AST passing Hans Gatt along the way and posting an identical 14 hour time across the Kaltag Portage. This is shaping up to be a duel unless one of them can break away along the coast. I look for Mackey to hit the trail again quickly now that King is in town.