Iditarod Day 3: Richie Diehl first to make it to the Nikolai checkpoint

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update: March 10, 10:43 a.m.
Richie Diehl is the first musher to make it to the Nikolai checkpoint.

Jessie Royer, Travis Beals, and Wade Marrs expected to arrive soon.

Original Story
Most of the teams on the Iditarod trail are making their way to Nikolai Tuesday morning.

A check of the standings at 6:23 a.m. showed Thomas Waerner leading the pack on to the next checkpoint.

Waerner left the Rohn checkpoint at 10:07 p.m Monday. Hot on his heels were Joar Leifseth Ulsom and Jessie Royer who left the Rohn checkpoint at 10:25 p.m. and 10:56 p.m. respectively.

Aaron Burmeister was the first muser to arrive at the Rohn checkpoint at 7:42 p.m Monday. He left the checkpoint at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday.

It's about 75 miles from Rohn to Nikolai.

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