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2020’s Rookie of the Year Lands 5th Place Finish

Rookie of the Year for 2020's race, Mille Porsild poses with some of her lead dogs at the Iditarod finish line in Nome. Photo from JoJo Phillips, KNOM (2020).

Mille Porsild has placed 5th in this year’s Iditarod Race. She moves up from her 17th place finish in 2020 to a Top 5 finish in 2021. Is the former Rookie of the Year gearing up for a future Iditarod win?

Listen below for a discussion on Porsild’s mushing career, current leaderboard standings and more:

Image at top: Mille Porsild under the Burled Arch in Nome, 2020. Photo: JoJo Phillips/KNOM.

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