Aliy Zirkle Takes Lead in Iditarod XLI
Last year's runner-up in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has grabbed the lead in the 1,000-mile trek.
Aliy Zirkle was the first to leave the Yukon River village of Anvik, departing at 7:21 a.m. Friday.
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Many are hoping for a return to the Libby Riddles/Susan Butcher era, when it was popular to say, "Alaska: where men are men, and women win the Iditarod. "