IDITAROD, Alaska (AP) — There’s about to be one lucky musher in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage is flying its chef 350 miles to serve a seven-course feast to the first musher at the Athabascan village of Anvik. There’s no restaurant in town.
The rib eye steak dinner will be topped off with a bottle of champagne and a $3,500 cash award.
Four-time champion Lance Mackey leads the 1,000-mile race across the Alaska wilderness. The 42-year-old Fairbanks musher was the first to reach the halfway point of the race at the ghost-town checkpoint of Iditarod shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The winner is expected in the old gold town of Nome, on the state’s western coast, early next week.
The race started in Sunday just north of Anchorage.
Official Wire and AP
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