A picture of Thomas Waerner in front of the Iditarod finish sign and a Norwegian flag in Nome, Alaska.

The 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was one of the last sporting events still held in the midst of fears about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

It was won by Thomas Waerner, a Norwegian mushing his second Iditarod.

Below are more photos from this year’s finish line.

A picture of Front Street in Nome nearly without people during the 2020 Iditarod, when many stayed inside due to fears about contracting COVID-19.
Front Street, Nome… From the Iditarod finish chute. Race crowds were thin this year, as many fans chose to stay home and listen to the live interviews with mushers on the radio.
Two curious dogs looking around the finish line of the Iditarod.
Two of Thomas Waerner’s dogs right after they came across the finish line of the Iditarod.
Two reporters with KNOM Radio, Emily Hofstaedter and Davis Hovey, waiting for the first Iditarod finisher.
KNOM’s news team, Davis Hovey and Emily Hofstaedter, at the finish line.

Image at top: Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner is the champion of the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the third Norwegian to ever win the race and the second in the past three years.