Petter Karlsson was the first one of the F600 mushers to reach Tolga.
He and the dogs did an increadable run of 212 km. Orkelbogen-Grimsbu-Orkelbogen-Tolga in 16 h 16 minuests.
He had 8 dogs in the team and part of the way he had a dog in the sled, to rest it.
Birgitte Neasse did almost the same, but lost 3 minuets to Petter so now Petter has a 44 minuet lead.
They will take a 8 hour mandatory rest on Tolga.
Petter was served a three course dinner as a price from checkpoint Tolga, that was very mutch apprecialted since it was his first warm meal since the beginning of the race.
Petter will start out again at 00:43 and hopefully reach the finish line in Röros around 05 in the morning. After his 8 hour rest it will be interesting to see how the team will run the last leg of 68km.
Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.