Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof runs alongside his sled as he brings his
dog team into Nome just before 3 p.m. Tuesday to clinch the runner-up
spot behind champion Doug Swingley. The second-place finish, just
under four hours shy of the former record, was Gebhardt's best finish
in the race and continued his streak of improving each year he has
run the race.
(Photo by Jim Lavrakas)