Iditarod leader board has new leader

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Brent Sass held the lead after the Takotna checkpoint.

    Sass arrived at the checkpoint at 2:43 this morning, and after a three-minute rest was back on the trail.

    Travis Beals arrived in Takotna at 4:16 and after an 11-minute rest returned to the trail.

    Beals held a small lead over Lance Mackey.  He left Takotna at 4:28, just one minute behind Beals.

    Mackey is averaging the best time so far averaging 7.66 miles per hour with his sled dog team.

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