Aliy Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead by becoming first musher to reach Alaska's west coast

  • by: DAN JOLING , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 9, 2014 - 12:50 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Race leader Aliy Zirkle took a two-hour lead out of the Yukon River village of Kaltag on Saturday and became the first musher to reach the Alaska west coast community of Unalakleet in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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