Iron Dog reaches Nome

  • By Staff Report
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:59pm
  • Sports

The Iron Dog reached its halfway point in Nome on Tuesday, with race leaders Mike Morgan of Nome and Chris Olds of Eagle River reaching the halfway point of the 2,000-mile race at 4:37 p.m.

At 5:02 p.m., Cory Davis of Soldotna and Ryan Simons of Alberta arrived in Nome. Davis has four gold medals in the X Games, while Simons has two. But the two have relatively little Iron Dog experience, with Davis having one race and Simons none.

Davis is the son of Scott Davis of Soldotna, the seven-time champion who scratched in Galena on Tuesday due to mechanical problems.

Marc McKenna of Anchorage and Dusty VanMeter of Kasilof, a five-time champ, got into Nome in fourth place at 5:20 p.m. The pair is seeking their third straight title.

In all, the top six teams into Nome were within two hours of each other.

Devin Labarbera of Kenai is a rookie in the race. He was in 32nd place as of Tuesday night.

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