Willow, Alaska (KINY) Linwood Fieldler of Willow Alaska leads the Iditarod sled dog race after day one.
His team is averaging just over 8 miles per hour He had a 13 minute lead as he entered the Finger Lake Check Point at 3:43 AM. Nicolas Petit of Girdwood was in second place and Ryan Redington of Wasilla was third. Richie Diehl of Aniak was in fourth place and Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway was currently in fifth place.
67 dog teams are competing this year.