Ryan Redington of Skagway, Alaska, was the first musher in the 36th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon to reach the sixth and final checkpoint, Mineral Center, before the finish in Grand Portage.
Mineral Center is an unincorporated community in Cook County 5 miles west of Grand Portage.
As of 9:59 a.m. Tuesday, Keith Aili of Ray, Minn., was in second place and Ryan Anderson of Cushing, Wis., was in third. The top three had reached the Mineral Center Checkpoint, as well as Martin Massicotte of Saint-Tite, Quebec, who is in fourth place.
The first of the 14 mushers has dropped out. John Fisher of Cook pulled out of the race southeast of the fourth checkpoint, Trail Center.
The race started at Billy's bar in Duluth at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Marathon teams are expected to begin arriving at the finish in Grand Portage Tuesday night.
This story was originally posted at 8:04 p.m. Sunday. It was last updated at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday. Check back to the News Tribune for updates on the Beargrease Marathon.