Nicolas Petit retakes the lead in the 2019 Iditarod race

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The plot has thickened for the Iditarod as the top five continues to change.
Aliy Zirkle was in the lead for the mushers, but was overtaken by Nicolas Petit.
Zirkle made it to the Iditarod checkpoint to be named the Dorothy G. page halfway award recipient.
But Petit used his mandatory 24 layover earlier in the race, and he spent 9 minutes in the checkpoint and has pulled into the lead.
Petit is in first, while Zirkle is in second.
Third is Joar Leifseth Ulsom and in fourth we have Martin Buser.
In fifth it is Jessie Royer, and the red lantern holder right now is Jeremy Keller.