Ryan Redington captures 2019 Kobuk 440

Kotzebue (KTUU) First time racing the Kobuk 440? Sounds like the perfect time to win the whole thing.

That's exactly what Ryan Redington did. He crossed the finish line at 12:34 this morning with 6 dogs on the line.

Right behind him was last year's champ, Nicolas Petit. He crossed the finish line at 12:48 am with 6 dogs on the line.

In third was Tony Browning, fourth to 2017 champ Jessie Holmes, fifth to 2015 champ Cim Smyth and sixth goes to Hugh Neff.

Will Rhodes and Ketil Reitan finished seventh and eighth and the rest of the field will be coming in throughout the rest of the day.