Iditarod Day 2: Petit first to Rohn, leaders on their way from Rainy Pass

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - 10:48 p.m.

Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler makes his way into Rainy Pass. (KTUU)

A total of 11 mushers have left Rohn headed for Nikolai. According to the most current race standings, 21 teams have checked into Rohn.

Nicolas Petit, Joar Leifseth Ulsom, Ryan Redington, Aliy Zirkle, and Mitch Seavey make up the top five. According to the Iditarod's online GPS tracker map, Ulsom, Zirkle and Redington are listed as resting status. Seavey and Petit are marked as running.

6:11 p.m.

Nicolas Petit has checked in to Rohn with his official clock-in time at 5:52 p.m. As of 6:15, the next 21 mushers have all left Rainy Pass.

5:34 p.m.

The Top 16 teams in Iditarod 2019 have gone through the checkpoint of Rainy Pass, with another 14 having already checked in to the Alaska Range checkpoint.

See the full Iditarod leaderboard here

Nic Petit checked out of the check point at 9:14 a.m., with Peter Kaiser just 11 minutes behind.

Third out of the checkpoint was last year's champion, Joar Leifseth Ulsom, out of Rainy Pass at 2:52 p.m. Ryan Redington left at 3:16, and Aliy Zirkle at 3:19. All three had taken at least three hours' rest.

Matt Hall, Jessie Holmes, Jessie Royer, Aaron Burmeister and Linwood Fiedler round out the Top 10, all having left Rainy Pass by about 4 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

Two mushers have checked into, and out of, the Rainy Pass checkpoint, as half a dozen other mushers are on the way there.

Nicolas Petit is in the lead, with Pete Kaiser quickly following behind out of Rainy Pass. Musher Ryan Redington has reached Rainy Pass, but according to the Iditarod trail tracker, has not yet left the checkpoint.

Meanwhile, several mushers are on the way there from Finger Lake, including Matt Hall, Jessie Holmes, Wade Marrs, and Aliy Zirkle.

The next checkpoint, Rohn, is roughly 30 miles away. From there, a longer stretch of roughly 80 miles between Rohn and Nikolai will follow.

8:00 a.m.

After resting for just around 5 minutes at the Finger Lake checkpoint, several mushers are back out on the trail again Monday morning, as Day 2 of the race rolls on.

According to leaderboards on the Iditarod race's standing website, Jason Campeau was the first to leave Finger Lake, and nearly 20 mushers have checked in to that checkpoint so far.

Among the other mushers who have left include Pete Kaiser, Ryan Redington, Matt Hall, Jessie Holmes, and Wade Marrs.

The next checkpoint teams are heading towards will be Rainy Pass, about 30 miles from Finger Lake.

5:00 a.m.

Five teams have checked into the Finger Lake checkpoint after the first day of mushing, according to the Iditarod's website.

Those mushers include Linwood Fiedler, Aliy Zirkle, Joar Leifseth Ulsom, Richie Diehl, and Jessie Royer, as of 5 a.m. on March 4. They have yet to leave that checkpoint.

Multiple other mushers are headed that way after checking out from the Skwentna checkpoint just before midnight last night and are expected in at Finger Lake in the next hours to come.

In total, there are 52 mushers that started out from Willow on March 3, the official Day 1 for the thousand-mile sled dog race.

This is a developing story and will be updated.




 
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