Silhouette of musher wearing headlamp at night, looking down

Aaron Burmeister was the first out of Nikolai South. All Top 5 teams have taken their mandatory floating 8-hour rest. Now it is a mad dash to Skwentna, where all mushing teams take another mandatory 8 hour break.

The Top 5 as of 10 AM on March 13:

  1. Aaron Burmeister – checked out of Nikolai South at 2:27 with 14 dogs
  2. Brent Sass – checked out of Nikolai South at 3:25 with 13 dogs
  3. Dallas Seavey – checked out of Nikolai South at 3:50 with 12 dogs
  4. Ryan Redington – checked out of Nikolai South at 6:56 with 9 dogs
  5. Joar Ulsom – checked out of Nikolai South at 7:20 with 13 dogs 

For more in-depth discussion of the leaderboard, listen to the entire 10 AM KNOM Iditarod Update here:

Image at top: Aaron Burmeister during a quick checkpoint stop. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.