|Iditarod becomes mad dash for Nome
Updated Mar 11, 06:39 AM
NOME, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was turning into a mad dash on the Bering Sea ice for Nome early Tuesday, a scenario that was far from what most had expected.
That left second- and third-place mushers Aliy Zirkle and Dallas Seavey to battle the conditions and each other to win the race, a drama they've played out before.
Zirkle was the first musher to reach the last checkpoint in Safety, about 22 miles from Nome, but she apparently decided to wait out the storm that took King out of the race.