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Iditarod Update: Zirkle Wins Gold Coast Award, Seavey and Burmeister Close In

March 11, 2012|by Kari Bustamante

UNALAKLEET, Alaska — Aliy Zirkle arrived first in Unalakleet Sunday morning at 7:28 a.m. winning the Wells Fargo Gold Coast award and $2500 in gold. 

Gaining ground behind Zirkle was Dallas Seavey, who arrived at 8:19 a.m. and Aaron Burmeister at 8:30 a.m. 

Rounding out the top 5 is John Baker and Mitch Seavey.  Baker arrived at 9:08 a.m. and Mitch Seavey is still en route. 

Zirkle is currently taking a break in Unalakleet before heading out to Shaktoolik.

As of Sunday morning, only 4 mushers have scratched. 

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