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Iditarod News (2010)

The Sun Sets on Iditarod 2010

Iditarod 2010 was one for the record books: from the top of the leader board to the back of the pack. Lance Mackey made history with his fourth championship in a row, and even the Red Lantern (last-place finisher) did something unprecedented: Celeste Davis, the 55th-place finisher in Iditarod 38, arrived in Nome on Saturday…

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At Race’s End, King Ponders What’s Next

What’s the “next page” of Jeff King’s story? No one – including King himself – fully knows the answer to that question. Nonetheless, it was still the primary topic of speculation earlier this week, when the four-time Iditarod champion crossed the finish line in Nome. Before hitting the trail, King had said that 2010 would…

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38 Mushers In, and More to Come

Wow! It’s been an incredible few days in Iditarod 2010. The finishes have been fast. 38 mushers have already crossed the Burled Arch in Nome, and we’re expecting more soon; 18 competitors are still on the trail, heading our way. (At the time of writing – 9:17pm on Thursday – we’re expecting rookie musher Kristy…

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In Nome: Hans Gatt’s Best Finish

His team boasted exceptional speeds on the trail, and he gave Lance Mackey and Jeff King a run for their money – ultimately, overtaking one of them for second place in Iditarod 2010. Hans Gatt arrived in Nome on Tuesday, March 16th at 4:04pm, with a final race time of 9 days, 1 hour, 4…

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Mackey’s Finish: Bits of Our (Live) Broadcast

When Lance Mackey finished first in Nome on Tuesday, he joined an elite group of Iditarod mushers. Only a select few have won four race championships: Susan Butcher, Martin Buser, Jeff King, Doug Swingley, and Rick Swenson (who’s won five times). But at 2:59pm on Tuesday, Mackey also created a new demographic all his own:…

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Photos from Mackey’s Win

What a day for the Iditarod! Lance Mackey made history on Tuesday with his fourth-in-a-row victory in Iditarod 2010. Here are a handful of photos from a day to remember in The Last Great Race:

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MACKEY WINS!

It’s official: Lance Mackey is your 2010 Iditarod Champion. Just moments ago, Mackey and his 11 dogs crossed the finish line in Nome for the fourth year in a row. He’s made Iditarod history with his unprecedented 4-peat. We expect mushers Hans Gatt and Jeff King to arrive in Nome later this afternoon; they’re currently…

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So… When?

The city of Nome seems to be holding its breath today. With temperatures climbing, the winds calm, and the skies sunny, the conditions seem almost perfect for an Iditarod finish, which will almost certainly happen today (Tuesday). Among local Alaskans and tourists alike, the question everyone in Nome seems to be asking is: when? Just…

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Savidis Recovers His Dog!

Justin Savidis breathed a big sigh of relief on Sunday night. The rookie musher had already scratched from Iditarod 2010, but the crisis that forced him to scratch had finally been resolved: Savidis found his lost dog Whitey-Lance, after more than four days of searching. Savidis lost Whitey – a three-year-old male – between the…

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Emil Churchin Scratches

Emil Churchin has scratched from Iditarod 38. According to Iditarod’s official Eye on the Trail blog, the rookie musher exited the race at 12:40pm Monday afternoon at the Ruby checkpoint. Churchin had 13 dogs in his team and left the race, according to Eye, “based on his team’s ability to continue to compete.” At the…

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