The familiar names are still at the top of the leader board. Dallas Seavey is in first out of Shaktoolik with 11 dogs. Aaron Burmeister, Aliy, Baker, and Mitch Seavey aren't far behind. The mushers are all running 11 - 14 dog teams.
Regretably, 5 more mushers have had to scratch, bringing the total to 9. Among them was Jake Berkowitz, being withdrawn from the race by officials due to a bad slice on his hand. Jeff King also scratched when a number of dogs turned up sick with some sort of stomach virus. As to all the teams no longer in the race, safe and swift travels to your home kennels. There are now 57 teams on the trail.
And because you can't get enough pictures of cute dogs, check out one of Sigrid Ekran's pups snuggled up for a nap.