Four-time champion Jeff King, 57, stole the lead from 2004 champion
Mitch Seavey, 53, by bolting through Koyuk on Monday morning.
was the first to reach Koyuk, at 7:42 a.m., but King arrived 34 minutes
later in second place. He stayed six minutes before leaving for Elim
some 40 miles away. After that is White Mountain, where all mushers take
an eight-hour break before the final push to Nome.