Third Norwegian Ever, Second in Three Years, Wins Iditarod

The Iditarod has a new race champion: Norwegian Thomas Waerner arrived under the Burled Arch in Nome at 12:37 Wednesday morning to claim his first win. He arrived with a team of 10 dogs with tails up, looking alert, and continuing to leap in harness even after arriving. Waerner’s leaders for the majority of the…

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Iditarod Reaches White Mountain, Preparations in Nome Underway

The burled arch in Nome being prepared for the Iditarod finish.

The first musher, Thomas Waerner of Norway, arrived into White Mountain early this morning. He has about a five-hour lead on the next team in this year’s Iditarod sled dog race. If Waerner maintains his lead, this would be his first Iditarod victory in only his second running of the race. He’s expected to arrive…

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