Dallas Seavey takes Iditarod lead

2:25 AM, Mar 12, 2012   |    comments
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Dallas Seavey moved past Aliy Zirkle to take the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Seavey moved into the front between the checkpoints at Unalakeet and Shaktoolik Sunday night.

He arrived in Shaktoolik at 6:31 p.m. and left seven minutes later for the next checkpoint of Koyuk, 50 miles away.

Aaron Burmeister was second into Shaktoolik at 6:58 p.m., followed by Zirkle 16 minutes later.

Shaktoolik is 221 miles from the Nome finish line and 144 miles from White Mountain, where mushers must take an eight-hour layover before making the final push to Nome.

(Associated Press)

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