'See you in Nome!' Final leg of Iditarod underway.

Iditarod leader Lance Mackey left early this morning on the final leg of the Iditarod.

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    The final leg of the Iditarod got under way this morning. Iditarod leader Lance Mackey has a two-hour lead over his opponents.
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"See you in Nome." With those words and two-hour lead, musher Lance Mackey hit the trail for the final leg of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race.

Mackey left the White Mountain checkpoint at 4:43 a.m. following a mandatory eight-hour layover. He had a one hour, 57-minute lead on his closest competitor, Hans Gatt of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

The front-runners were expected to reach the Nome finish line 77 miles from White Mountain early Tuesday afternoon.

Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King of Denali Park remained in third place.

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