Trent Herbst and Kelley Griffin have reached the halfway point to the ghost town of Iditarod, with Trent winning the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award . Cim Smyth is nearly there. The trio will likely take their 24 there.
Martin Buser is the furthest down the trail AFTER taking his 24, and so should soon be the “leader”. However, after this years’ Yukon Quest, we should all know that “It isn’t over ‘til it’s over.”
The bulk of the pack has or is finishing their 24s in Takotna and are blowing through Ophir, heading to Iditarod.
Mitch Seavey severely cut his hand in Ophir and was withdrawn by race officials.
The back of the pack are all out of Nikolai, with exception of James Bardoner, who is on the way there.