Ulsom leads Iditarod

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) A Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom took the lead in the Iditarod Monday after the leader lost the trail.

    Ulsom was the first to reach the checkpoint in White Mountain.  He will spend a mandatory eight hour rest at the checkpoint.  He has 77 more miles to cover to win the race.

    Ulsom has a three hour lead over Nicolas Petit, a native of France.  Petit led the race by a solid margin when he lost the trail in a blizzard on the Bering Sea ice.

    Mitch Seavey, the defending champion, was in third place.

     

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