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.
In 2015, Jessie Royer achieved her first crack into the top five. Posting consistently fast run times throughout the race, Royer said that she was very pleased with how her team ran this year.
Third to Nome for Iditarod 2015, Aaron Burmeister was greeted by friends, family, and the Nome St. Lawrence Island Singers and Dancers. “The dogs performed phenomenal…I’m just honored to be the guy that was on the runners this year driving them to Nome.”
In Iditarod 2015, Mitch Seavey was second to arrive under Nome’s Burled Arch.
John Baker and Martin Buser contemplate the race from Unalakleet Monday.
Aliy Zirkle led Iditarod 2015 out of Koyukuk late Saturday morning, followed into the evening by Aaron Burmeister, Jeff King, Jessie Royer, and Dallas and Mitch Seavey. These frontrunners jockeyed for lead on the 154 mile run to the coast.
The race leaders are on their way to the coast. KNOM’s Matthew Smith caught a few top 10 (and champion) contenders in Koyukuk Saturday.
Huslia, in photos: mushers are greeted with a warm community welcome, warm food, and hot water.
On his 32nd Iditarod, pulling into Huslia, Martin Buser reassesses his team and his race: “If I make this race so important that I compromise my values, then I’m a loser. That’s what I don’t want to happen.”