ANCHORAGE – Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser was the first musher to reach Nikolai Tuesday, checking in with 16 dogs just after 1 a.m.


Buser — racing with a sprained ankle — is followed by Nicolas Petit, who reached Nikolai around 5:30 a.m. with 16 dogs.


Race standings as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.



  1. Martin Buser

  2. Nicolas Petit

  3. Aliy Zirkle

  4. Sonny Lindner

  5. Hugh Neff


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