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
Mushers Paige Drobny and Scott Smith ran their teams together for several days leading to their finish of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Once they reached Front Street in Nome, the friendly competition was on.
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