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Photos: Ramey Smyth’s Running Finish

text and photos by David Dodman

Ramey Smyth is known for pulling out the stops on the final stretch of the Iditarod trail: the 22 miles from the Safety checkpoint to the finish line in Nome.

On Tuesday morning, at Smyth’s 2nd place finish, the Willow, Alaska musher’s vigor was on clear display: Smyth ran with his dogs up to the Burled Arch, leading them, out in front, the last few feet of their 1,000-mile race.

Here are a few photos of Smyth’s run up to the finish line, with the sun directly at his back:

Ramey Smyth 1

Ramey Smyth 2

Ramey Smyth 3

Ramey Smyth 4


  1. Dennis Berkeley on March 16, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I enjoyed the Iditarod 2011 race, thanks to all the volunteers for the great help, without them it would be difficult to pull off a great race. Congratulations to John Baker and all the musher for finishing. See you all next year.

  2. Colleen Hirsh on March 16, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Well done Ramey Smyth