Mushers Facing Frigid Temperatures on Iditarod Trail

Wade Marrs lead all mushers in the 2007 Iditarod on Wednesday, March 8, including reigning champion Dallas Seavey. The top 50 mushers had checked into Tanana, according to the Iditarod standings page, completing 227 miles of the 979-mile race.

Local news reported the two mushers were trading the lead along the Yukon River as they headed for the next checkpoint in Ruby. The stretch between Tanana and Ruby is the longest of the race at 119 miles, and temperatures were around -30 degrees in the vicinity, according to the report.

Nicolas Petit was the first musher to reach the Yukon River Tuesday night, and was rewarded with champagne and $3,500, according to a report.

This video, taken Monday, shows Martin Buser and his team arriving in Nenana. Buser was listed 12th in the standings on Wednesday. Credit: Instagram/Meghan McClelland via Storyful

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