21 of our favorite photos from the 2023 Iditarod in Nome

Twenty-nine mushers completed the race from Willow to Nome.

[Red Lantern winner Jason Mackey arrives in Nome, marking end of 51st Iditarod]

[His childhood dream was to finish the Iditarod. He just did it, and might be having more fun than anyone.]

[Alaskan Ryan Redington earns first Iditarod win, fulfilling a family dream]

[Alaska Native mushers sweep Iditarod’s top 3 spots in ‘a good showing for rural Alaska]

[Hustling, hot dogs and sanctuary at the last Iditarod checkpoint]

Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at loren@adn.com.