Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle has passed Mitch Seavey on the path to Nulato.
Zirkle took her mandatory 8-hour stay in Galena, giving Seavey an opportunity to pass her on the trail. Seavey left Galena at 9:20 p.m. last night, Zirkle hours later at 11:53 p.m.
Zirkle made up the time on the trail, regaining the lead from Seavey and checking in to Nulato at 6:13 a.m. this morning. Seavey arrived 3 hours behind her at 9:23 a.m., followed by John Baker at 9:37 a.m.
Rounding out the top 5 is Aaron Burmeister, who left Nulato at 10:04 a.m., and Dallas Seavey. Dallas Seavey arrived in Nulato at 7:43 a.m., but took a 3-hour rest and had just left at 10:55 a.m.
Three mushers have scratched in the race; Silvia Furtwangler in Nikolai Wednesday, Ryan Redington in Takotna and Wade Marrs in Ophir on Thursday.
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