02/20/14 - 11:56pm
Mike Morgan of Nome and Chris Olds of Eagle River were leading the Iron Dog on Thursday night.
Olds, a two-time champion, and Morgan arrived at Kaltag at 2:27 p.m. Thursday and took their 10-hour layover.
Kaltag is 564 miles from the finish of the 2,000-mile race. The race will finish Saturday in Fairbanks.
Todd Minnick of Wasilla, a one-time champ, and Nick Olstad of Wasilla, a two-time champ, arrived in Kaltag 27 minutes after the lead team.
Two other teams pushed ahead to Kaltag, but none were within an hour of the leaders.