In addition to the fastest time in the Kuskokwim 300, hometown racer Pete Kaiser earned a $25,000 check in the world's richest middle-distance sled dog race.

In fact, the top three finishers claimed prize money totaling 41 percent of the $130,000 purse, which paid down to the 20th finisher.

Below are the finishing times and prize money earned. The record purse allowed the Kusko to surpass the Yukon Quest and become Alaska's second richest sled dog race.

Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race

Top finishers, times, prize money

1) Pete Kaiser, Bethel, 40 hours, 36 minutes, 21 seconds, $25,000; 2) Brent Sass, Eureka, 40:44:08, $17,000; 3) Joar Ulsom, Norway, 40:52:30, $11,500; 4) Richie Diehl, Aniak, 41:14:13, $8,000; 5) Joshua Cadzow, Fort Yukon, 41:28:30, $7,000; 6) Jeff King, Denali Park, 42:14:21, $6,000; 7) Hugh Neff, Tok, 42:25:45, $5,500; 8) Rohn Buser, Big Lake, 42:51:38, $5,000; 9) Ken Anderson, Fairbanks, 43:49:03, $4,800; 10) Mike Williams Jr., Akiak, 43:50:38, $4,600; 11) John Baker, Kotzebue, 44:34:14, $4,400; 12) Tony Browning, Nenana, 45:17:28, $4,100; 13) Paul Gebhardt, Kasilof, 46:19:45, $3,900; 14) Martin Buser, Big Lake, 51:48:37, $3,700; 15) Nicolas Petit, Girdwood, 56:02:15, $3,500; 16) Jon Vanderwal, Kasilof, 56:46:03, $3,400; 17) Lance Mackey, Fairbanks, 60:33:15, $3,300; 18) Jason Mackey, Salcha, 61:04:14, $3,200; 19) Patrick Mackey, Salcha, 61:05:03,$3,100; 20) Isaac Underwood, Aniak, 61:32:42; $3,000; 21) Kristin Bacon, 62:10:07.