Nina Gaessler from Norway is leading the women's field
In her second year on the Iditarod Trail Nina Gaessler from Norway is leading the women's field on a fat bike. She is only about 4 miles from Rainy Pass Lodge, at 165 miles the half way point on the way to the finish line in McGrath.
Arrowhead winner and ITI rookie Jill Martindale and Missy Schwarz from Fairbanks were 22 miles behind Nina resting along with co race director and on trail photographer Kyle Durand and 8 other racers.
In the running division rookie Scott Hoberg is leading the field. He is 100 miles up the trail beyond Skwentna tonight ahead of record holder David Johnston with 7 wins in the ITI since 2012. He is 8 miles back from Scott with rookie Gavin Woody from Washington.
There are also 2 skiers in the race this year from Alaska. We have had several years without any skiers entered.Chet Fehrmann is at mile 107 on his way to Winterlake Lodge. Lindsay Cameron on skis from Fairbanks is in Skwentna, CP2.