Iditarod leader Lance Mackey headed for finish line
Iditarod leader Lance Mackey passed the last checkpoint and is heading for the finish line.
Mackey reached the last checkpoint at Safety at 11:37 a.m. on Tuesday.
He left just four minutes later, getting back on the trail for the 22-mile (35-kilometer) run to Front Street and the finish in the 1,100-mile (1,770-kilometer) race from Anchorage to Nome.
Mackey was expected to reach Nome sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.