Mitch Seavey was out in front of the Iditarod on Thursday, March 9, after his check-in at Galena. Seavey was the 2016 runner-up, losing out to his son Dallas, who was back in 22nd place. Galena is at 396 miles into the 979-mile race.
The Alaska Dispatch News reported mushers would start taking their mandatory 24-hour layovers in the current stretch of the race, which would make it appear some race leaders were further back than they actually are in the race.
This video shows rookie musher Peter Reuter and his team arriving in Nenana on Monday. He is currently listed as being in 66th place. Credit: YouTube/Julie Adams via Storyful