facebook
twitter
search
search

Iditarod mushers make final push

March 10, 2008 at 11:38 PM

NOME, Alaska, March 10 (UPI) -- Just eight minutes separated the first two dog teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported Monday.

After nearly 1,000 miles of racing, defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey and four-time victor Jeff King remained in a tight race, the newspaper reported.

Advertisement

The two teams pulled into the Koyuk checkpoint Monday afternoon, just 130 miles from the finish line in Nome, Alaska.

Trailing the front-runners were a group of mushers vying for Top 10 finishes. The newspaper said less than two hours separated third place from 14th place.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos