Ryan Redington earned his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race victory on Tuesday, fulfilling a longtime dream as the grandson of the man who helped create the race.
The 40-year-old musher who grew up in Knik cruised to the finish line under the burled arch in Nome in 8 days, 21 hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds. Redington is the first member of his family to win the roughly 1,000-mile race that was founded by his grandfather, Joe Redington Sr.
Though this was his first victory, Redington has plenty of history with the Iditarod, competing in 16 races over the years and finishing nine. Here’s a look at his mushing career over the years.