2 mushers scratch at the Galena checkpoint

Veteran Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler and rookie musher Martin Massicotte scratched at the Galena checkpoint.

Fielder scratched at 1 p.m. today. He made the decision to scratch in the best interest of his team. He had 14 dogs in the harness at the time.

Massicotte also scratched in Galena, around 5:58 p.m. He also decided to scratch in the best interest of his team. He had 9 dogs in the harness at the time.

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