Redington started the race with 16 dogs and reached the checkpoint with 13. Sixty-seven teams began the race Sunday. The trail winds over frozen lakes and rivers, through mountain passes and over trails once used for delivery of mail and supplies to mining communities. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ryan Redington of Wasilla, pulled into the village of Nikolai just after 8 a.m. this morning in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Reigning champion Mitch Seavey, of the Kenai Peninsula, was listed in third place, and Nicolas Petit swept into second place at the Nikolai checkpoint.