Fan favorite Aliy Zirkle leads Iditarod at halfway point

Fan favorite Aliy Zirkle leads Iditarod at halfway point

ANCHORAGE, Alaska(AP)  — A perennial fan favorite in search of her first win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is in the lead.

Aliy (AL’-ee) Zirkle was the first musher to reach the halfway point of this year’s race, arriving early Thursday at the checkpoint in the ghost town of Iditarod.

She picks up some swag for being first to Iditarod but will have to decide between $3,000 in gold nuggets or a top-end cellphone with free service for a year.

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