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In Nikolai: Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey has won three Iditarods in a row, and in 2010, he’ll try to make it four. But as Mackey admits, that’s all up to the dogs.

Mackey talked with our race reporter Laureli during his rest in the Nikolai checkpoint. He talked about the state of his dog team, the pacing of the race thus far, and – most curiously – the moose horn that he collected while on the run into Nikolai. Mackey says he’s happy to make it a souvenir from this year’s race:

As of late Tuesday night, Lance Mackey is in eighth position, out of McGrath at 10:52pm (Alaska Time) with 13 dogs.