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A day and a half after Dallas Seavey’s second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race win, half of the race’s field has reached Nome, with the remainder along the shores of Norton Sound in The Last Great Race’s final stages.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, race standings show the count of finishers in Nome up to 25 of Iditarod XLII’s 50 active mushers. Fifteen of them reached the Burled Arch Wednesday, in a procession beginning with Michael Williams Jr. at 2:50 a.m.; the most recent is Paige Drobny, arriving at 7:42 p.m.

Only five slots remain to arrive in Nome and still be in the money for 2014’s $650,000 prize pool, but who will fill them is an open guess. No fewer than 11 teams are in White Mountain after arriving Wednesday afternoon. The rest of the field extends as far back as Shaktoolik, with five teams en route from there to Koyuk; rookie Elliot Anderson is resting in Shaktoolik Wednesday as a possible candidate for the Red Lantern.

No further mushers have scratched or been withdrawn Wednesday, with their count standing at 19 of the Iditarod’s original roster of 69 teams.

As this year’s race prepares to conclude, Channel 2’s Joshua Staab makes an eloquent examination of his time covering it from the trail. For a closer look at some of this year’s finishing mushers in Nome, see our photo gallery of Tuesday arrivals at the Front Street chute.