Iditapod: Race day 2, plus Rookie of the Year contenders

Mitch Seavey feeds his dogs shortly after arriving at the Skwentna checkpoint Sunday night in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

In less than 24 hours, the Iditarod front-runners have made it to the Finger Lake checkpoint, 123 miles into the 1,000-mile race. But not before checking in at Yentna and Skwentna, the first two checkpoints after leaving Willow. And, even before that, KNOM’s Davis Hovey caught up with two top candidates for Rookie of the Year: Two Rivers’ Matt Hall and Nenana’s Jessie Holmes.

Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts.

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