UPDATE 2 P.M. MONDAY
With clear skies overhead, Aliy Zirkle, Ray Redington Jr. and Aaron Burmeister left Koyuk within 14 minutes of one another Monday afternoon, their hopes dimming that they can reel in the leaders.
|Cim Smyth of Big Lake drives his dog team towards the checkpoint in
Shaktoolik on Monday morning, Mar. 11, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail
Sled Dog Race.|
Bill Roth — Anchorage Daily News
They're in pursuit of Jeff King and Mitch Seavey, but none felt confident they could catch them.
"They have to slow way down" for that to happen, Redington said.
King is in the lead, about five miles ahead of Seavey and about 20 miles ahead of the chase pack.
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