Become an Insider – March 4, 2013 6:15 pm
The emotional and dramatic story from just outside the Safety checkpoint.
Anna Berington passed under the Burled Arch at 5:15am Friday morning. This is Berington’s 3rd Iditarod and the 40th place finish is her best to date.
Christian Turner and his team of 10 dogs passed under the Burled Arch just before 8pm Thursday. This is Turner’s first Iditarod and credits his dog team for guiding him to Nome safely.
For the second straight year Travis Beals crosses the Iditarod finish line in 37th place. He arrived at the Burled Arch Thursday evening with 9 dogs on his line.
The 36th musher to reach Nome is Karin Hendrickson of Wasilla. She crossed the finish line with 10 dogs on her string just before 1:30pm on Thursday.
The plan for Danny Seavey and his young team was to make it to Nome in 11 days. The veteran musher beat that mark by 2 hours arriving just after 1pm Thursday. Seavey passed under the arch with 8 dogs on his string.
Thursday afternoon Jason Mackey and his team of 11 dogs made it to the finish line. Mackey talks about the rough trip and how proud he is of his dog team.
Justin Savidas and his team of 11 dogs passed under the Burled Arch Thursday. This was Savidas’ 5th Iditarod and his best finish to date. Every year Justin picks a dog from his team to hoist above his head and touch the arch. This year’s dog was May, a young dog who was in lead for the last 200 miles.
The rookie musher reached the end of her adventure Thursday afternoon with 8 dogs on her line.
The veteran musher pulled under the Burled Arch Thursday afternoon. He made it to Nome with 11 dogs in 31st position.
The 30th team to reach Nome was driven by Kristy Berington. Her team of 8 dogs passed under the Burled Arch just before 10:30 am Thursday. This was Berington’s fifth Iditarod.
Swedish musher Mats Pettersson crossed the finish line Thursday morning. He and his team of 12 dogs capped off a nice race for the Iditarod rookie finishing in 29th place.
Paul Gebhardt and his team reached Nome Thursday morning. This is Gebhardt’s 18th Iditarod crossing the finish line with 6 dogs pulling.
Just before 8:30 Thursday morning Allen Moore and his young team reached the finish line. The veteran was met at the finish line by his wife Aliy Zirkle.
The 26th musher to reach the Burled Arch is Rick Casillo. He pulled into nome just before 8am Thursday with 10 happy dogs.
Paige Drobny and her team of 8 dogs crossed the finish line of Iditarod 42 Wednesday evening. This year’s finish is an improvement on her 2013 finish of 34th place.
Just after 7pm Wednesday Cim Smyth drove his dog team to the finish line of Iditarod 42. This is the veteran’s 13th Iditarod finish crossing under the Burled Arch with 8 dogs on his string.
Iditarod veteran Curt Perano finished his third Iditarod Wednesday in 23rd place with 10 dogs on his string. The top 25 finish is the New Zealand musher’s best finish to date.
Accomplished musher Ralph Johannessen finished his first Iditarod Wednesday evening crossing under the Burled Arch in 22nd position. The Norwegian finished with 9 dogs one spot behind fellow countryman Robert Sorlie.
Veteran musher Michelle Phillips pulled into Nome just before 10 am Wednesday with 12 dogs. Phillips arrives in 20th position and says she’s really proud of her team.
The 14th musher to make it to Nome is Richie Diehl. He pulled into Nome just after 7:30 Wednesday morning with 10 dogs on his string.