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At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, Tales from a Difficult Iditarod

A trophy of Joe Redington, Sr. — known as the father of the Iditarod — awaits the 2017 champion at the finisher's banquet in Nome on Sunday afternoon.

During the 2018 Nome banquet, each Iditarod finisher collected their winnings and took time to express gratitude. Although he didn’t finish this year’s Iditarod, veteran musher Scott Janssen was given the sportsmanship award for helping to rescue fellow musher Jim Lanier near the notoriously unpredictable stretch of Iditarod Trail known as the “blowhole.”

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Seavey, in Cripple: “I’m out here to win”

“This is a special team,” Mitch Seavey says of his 2012 sled dogs, and he’s got the split times to prove it. Seavey was second into the Cripple checkpoint, arriving 2:16pm Thursday afternoon. (Jim Lanier arrived there first, winning a first-to-Cripple prize of $3,000.) Seavey, however, arrived in Cripple first among the mushers who’d completed…

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