Meanwhile, Aaron Burmeister has held the lead, with GPS showing him nearly to Huslia. An important note about race standings at this point, though... Aaron hasn't taken his first mandatory 8 hour rest on the Yukon River stretch yet. The 7 teams immediately behind him all have. Scroll down the leader board and you'll see some famous mushing names near the bottom of the list that, although they haven't done their 8-hour yet either, have actually already completed their 24-hour mandatory layover. Watch for them to surge ahead while the current front runners take the required breaks, and a fair amount of position jockeying over the next 100+ miles.
There's a good article in the Alaska Dispatch News worth a quick read, giving us some additional insights into trail conditions and why many mushers, like the twins, took their 8-hour a little earlier than previously planned.