Norway’s Joar Leifseth Ulsom led the large contingent of Scandinavian mushers into Nome on Tuesday, finishing in 6th place.
Wade Marrs and Pete Kaiser make a race for the burled arch, finishing in 4th and 5th.
Pushing through a harrowing incident along the Yukon, Aliy Zirkle persevered to her fifth top-five finish in the last five years.
Each day of the conference began with a keynote speaker, whose message was aired on KNOM each morning. All four speeches are presented here.
Kelly Maixner and Bethel’s Pete Kaiser battled for their Iditarod finish in a pack of 5 mushers crossing under the Burled Arch within an hour of each other early Thursday morning.
Martin Buser finished his 32nd Iditarod Thursday morning, pulling under the Burled Arch to a cheering crowd of friends and family.
Kotzebue’s John Baker and Aniak’s Richie Diehl make a good showing for Western Alaska in Iditarod 43 — finishing 21st and 23rd, respectively.
Wade Marrs, in his best Iditarod finish yet — 8th place — also sets the 2015 pace for the fastest Safety-to-Nome run, at 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Ken Anderson and Nicolas Petit round out the top 10 finishers for Iditarod 43, in 9th and 10th respectively.
A large crowd of fans lining Front Street cheered Aliy into the chute and to her 15th Iditarod finish midday Wednesday.