King leads tight Iditarod, first to White Mountain
On the final stretch of the nearly 1,000-mile race, King arrived at White Mountain with 12 dogs at 7:02 a.m. Monday, followed 57 minutes later by Aliy Zirkle and her 11-dog team.
White Mountain is 77 miles from the finish line in Nome.
Mushers are required to take a mandatory eight-hour layover in White Mountain before heading out in the last stage of the race.
In third place is 2012 winner Dallas Seavey, who left the Elim checkpoint at 2:52 a.m. with eight dogs.
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