Iditarod field stands at 62 mushers

Two veterans of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race, who had their applications in the mail as the deadline passed, have brought the field to 62 mushers.

Matt Hayashida of Willow will start his eighth Iditarod. His best finish of 21st came in the 2009 race.

Gerald Sousa of Talkeetna will begin his 10th-consecutive race from Anchorage to Nome. He has finished in the top-30 four times, with a best of 16th in 2004.

Anchorage Daily News /