Pete Kaiser the 2019 Iditarod champion has decided to scratch after resting in McGrath. Kaiser, Richie Diehl, and Joar Leifseth Ulsom bunching up and running large stretches of this race together before the news of the scratch.
Shortly after leaving the Rohn checkpoint past the Happy River Steps, veteran Iditarod musher Victoria Hardwick ran into a tree and the front end of her sled fell apart. Immediately the Bethel musher thought her race was over.
The Iditarod continues to be unpredictable, fan-favorite Aliy Zirkle has suffered an injury on the trail that required her to be evacuated to Anchorage. Ryan Redington was the first to Rohn and Aaron Burmeister is making moves.