The match in Nome's Breakers Bar took place less than five hours after Aliy Zirkle crossed the finish line. It sent California lawyer and big Iditarod fan Grace Liu to the hospital for a sling. 

Matt Tunseth
A dog on Iditarod musher Lance Mackey's team died Friday between the Elim and White Mountain checkpoints, race officials said. Last week, a dog on Mackey's team died between Tanana and Ruby.  Tegan Hanlon
The Willow musher's massive influence on sled-dog racing is undeniable. When the first Iditarod was run in 1973, there wasn’t a single woman in the race. When Jonrowe first ran it in 1980, there were six. This year’s field featured 25 female entrants, the most ever.Matt Tunseth
Ellen Halverson, who dropped out of the Iditarod in Galena, joined residents trying to catch another musher's dropped dog that escaped while waiting for its flight back to Anchorage. She caught the dog but was badly bitten in the process.Tegan Hanlon
Musher Paige Drobny was just yards ahead of Scott Smith as her team turned onto Nome's Front Street, but instead of heading down the road, the dogs bolted toward the first cozy-looking spot they saw -- the front yard of a house on the other side of the street. Smith’s team whizzed past.Matt Tunseth
The best race of Iditarod 2015 didn’t take place in front of huge crowds or a live television audience. Instead, the battle for 12th place played out over 11 hours of dramatic racing, featuring the most terrifying windstorm many mushers had ever witnessed. Matt Tunseth
This Iditarod will be analyzed in depth by every competitive Iditarod racer. “What could I have done differently? Should I have taken Spot instead of Rover?” But remember, it’s an accomplishment just to get to the finish line.John Schandelmeier
Thomas Waerner of Norway was the first rookie in, placing 17th and finishing 78 minutes before Canadian rookie Jeason Campeau. Meanwhile, Australian Christian Turner ran Dallas Seavey's puppy team to a rock-solid 15th place finish, improving his position from his rookie run in 2014 by 23 places.Matt Tunseth
Although the excitement surrounding Dallas Seavey’s Iditarod win was clearly Wednesday’s race highlight, people continued to gather along the finishing chute as the rest of the front-runners arrived in continually rising temperatures.Matt Tunseth
Vehicles lined Front Street past the edge of downtown Nome to watch Aaron Burmeister come off the sea ice and into the city, where he was welcomed back to familiar terrain by a group of traditional dancers. Matt Tunseth