News From the Last Great Race on Earth: ‘Pee Pants,’ a Plane Crash and Indigenous Mushers Making a Good Showing at the Iditarod
The 2013 Iditarod is underway and the Last Great Race on Earth is providing thrills in the early going. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far. Of the nine indigenous mushers racing this year, Peter Kaiser, Yup’ik, is currently nearest the lead, with several not far behind. As of the morning of March 6, Kaiser is running 12th. John Baker, Inupiat and the 2011 winner, is sitting 18th. Michael Williams Jr, Yup’ik, is 24th, with Williams Sr hot on his tail, in 26th. The overall leader is Lance Mackey, a four-time champion.