Two teams are in White Mountain, waiting to run the last legs of the Iditarod to Nome.
Bethel’s Pete Kaiser will be the first out on the trail. He arrived at the checkpoint to start his required 8 hours rest at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday. Last year’s winner, Joar Leifseth Ulsom, was right behind him, arriving 41 minutes later. That may sound like a cushion, but Kaiser says it doesn’t mean anything because Leifseth Ulsom has a fast team and is a tough competitor.