ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Frenchman Nicolas Petit is back in the lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Petit had earlier led the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race and retook the top spot Thursday. He was first to leave the checkpoint at the ghost town of Iditarod, the halfway point of this year’s race.
He left with all 14 of his dogs.
In second place is Aliy (AL’-ee) Zirkle.