Aliy challenges Dallas for the lead position. It is still a very close race coming closer and closer to the finish line. The weather has been chilly but beautiful with the mushers escaping any violent snow storms. Dallas Seavey left out of Koyuk twenty-two minutes ahead of Ali Zirkle. Aaron Burmeister, John Baker and Peter Kaiser have arrived at the check point in Koyuk. All three are within striking distance of first place. The weather can play a big role in which team arrives in Nome first. In a blinding snow storm things can change very quickly.