01/29/12 - 11:58pm
After 200 miles — and more than 22 hours — of racing, Cim Smyth and Jeff King were separated by just seven minutes at the end of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race Sunday afternoon.
Smyth and King, both veteran mushers who have won the T200 in the past, arrived in Homer for the final layover eight minutes apart, with King in the lead.
Smyth, from Big Lake, said he took the lead at the final Oilwell Pad checkpoint. Then King shadowed him for about 14 miles.