Relive the championship finish of the Last Great Race — Dallas Seavey’s third Iditarod win — in images and excerpts from KNOM’s live, finish-line radio broadcast on Wednesday.
Dallas Seavey is the champion of Iditarod 2015. He’s won the Last Great Race three out of the past four years.
There are few certainties in the Iditarod — even in the eleventh hour — but it’s probable we’ll see a championship finish in Nome around 4am Wednesday morning.
A crowd of onlookers gathered to welcome cyclists Jay Petervary and Jeff Oatley to Nome, after more than two weeks on the frozen Iditarod Trail.
John Baker and Martin Buser contemplate the race from Unalakleet Monday.
Maixner is swapping out sleds and getting ready to run with his team. “If there’s a leader, they’re ready to go. They trust in the person leading the pack as well as trusting in me, I guess,” said Maixner.
Thomas Waerner’s team was looking skinny in Unalakleet. He’s been feeding his dogs hearty meals but can’t get their weight up. “Meat and kibble,” the Norwegian musher says, just like he feeds the dogs back home. But it’s not the same meat and kibble in Alaska.
Aaron Burmeister may have been the first musher to the coast, but Dallas Seavey is now in front on the way to Nome.
Tucked within a grove of trees, and nestled between two mountains, Tripod Flats cabin serves as a secluded oasis between Kaltag and Unalakleet along the Iditarod trail.
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.