From broken bones and sleds to treacherous trail conditions, Iditarod XLII had many mushers scared for their lives and dog teams during what may go down as The Last Great Race’s most controversial outing.
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.
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After a history-making race from Safety to Nome in the early morning hours ended with Dallas Seavey sprinting to a second Iditarod victory, the top five mushers were all in to Nome by Tuesday afternoon, and they all posted some of the fastest times in Iditarod history.
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Nulato is the latest stop on the Iditarod trail to see Martin Buser’s sled tracks out of town, followed closely by Aliy Zirkle’s as a foursome of race front-runners continues to hotly contest its lead.
Aliy Zirkle was a distant sixth into Ruby, arriving just minutes after midnight, but by early Friday morning, she’d passed four-time winners Martin Buser and Jeff King out of Ruby and was the first musher into Galena.