Iditarod begins; Northlanders running at back of pack
The Northland's contingent of Iditarod racers are running relatively together in the race's early stages.
Blake Freking, Finland, is in 81st place. He left the Yentna checkpoint at 7:39 p.m. Sunday with 16 dogs, according to the Iditarod's standings.
His wife, Jennifer Freking, is in 83rd place. She left Yentna at 8:04 p.m. with 16 dogs.
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