Dearest Alaska traveled to a basketball tournament in White Mountain, Alaska, to speak with players and spectators about the sport.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
The Nome-Council 200 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Challenging Nome’s Diana Haecker and Stephanie Johnson is Paul Hansen of Kotzebue.
Champion Dallas Seavey also earned top honors, taking home $75,000 and a new truck for his first-place finish.
With a time of 2:07:09, West won the C Class and was named the race’s overall champion. Dora Hughes won the Women’s Class, clocking a time of 1:47:03 on the shorter course.
Team Alaska holds a commanding lead with 198 medals — double the awards of second-place Team Yukon.
After three days of competition in Nuuk, Greenland, Team Alaska leads all nine national teams with 108 medals.
Nome’s Tim James won his second award of the tournament by taking bronze in Stick Pull. Wilson Hoogendorn also earned a spot on the podium with a bronze medal in Biathlon Ski.
Nine athletes from Nome are competing at the international tournament. They’ll participate in four events: Dene Games, Arctic Sports, Biathlon Ski, and Alpine Skiing.
Basketball teams from around the region clashed on the court this weekend at White Mountain’s annual tournament.