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King pulls into lead

By Dave Goldman 5:59 AM March 10, 2014

Once the teams reach White Mountain, they're one checkpoint and 77 miles away from the finish line in Nome.

NOME – Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King has regained the lead, running about six miles ahead of top contender Aliy Zirkle less than 100 miles from Nome.

“I clearly have, now, a pretty threatening position,” King said. “The dogs are great, they’re eating, they’re gaited, it’s perfect.”

King, who checked into Koyuk just one minute after Zirkle Sunday afternoon, took the lead at the next checkpoint and left Elim eight minutes before his competitor. King’s GPS tracker showed him within 20 miles of the next checkpoint just before 6 a.m. Monday.

Once the teams reach White Mountain, they’re one checkpoint and 77 miles away from the finish line in Nome.

 

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