EXCITING NEWS!!!! OUR SP KENNEL LADIES ARE IN THE TOP THREE fastest running times for this leg of the race!
Aliy came first into the checkpoint, with a run time of 4.51, only beaten by Linton with 4.47. Ryne is holding her own closely with a run time of 4.58. Of 27 teams to check in so far, only these 3 mushers have run in less than 5hrs. Aliy says her team is running strong, and is enthusiastic on the trail. Ryne commented that she is pleased with her run so far, and both are resting for the next leg.
There are some big names that pulled hook in the second half of the start so we will see who else joins them under 5hrs. Observers will note with interest that Jeff King's run time in the first leg of this race in his first race on his return from retirement is 5:00 The trail is very soft in places with reports of some overflow so mushers at the back of the pack might find it difficult to make up time on the leaders.
Aliy will pull anchor for leg 2 at 11:25pm and Ryne at 11:32.