Just 41 Minutes Separate Kaiser And Leifseth Ulsom At White Mountain

Mar 12, 2019

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser leaving the Shageluk checkpoint.
Credit Ben Matheson

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser arrived in White Mountain at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday. He will be able to get back on the Iditarod Trail at 4:05 p.m. Last year's Iditarod winner, Joar Leitseth Ulsom, came into White Mountain at 8:46 a.m. Forty-one minutes separate the two teams. With 55 miles to Safety and another 22 to Nome, fans will be up all night watching to catch the finish.

Although a lot can happen before a team runs beneath the burled arch in Nome, Kaiser's Bethel fans will be tuning in to the GPS Tracker all night saying, “Go, Pete, Go!”