An appeals board determined the penalties assessed against Mille Porsild of Denmark and Yukon musher Michelle Phillips were outside the scope of the rule in question.
Furious weather ended the Iditarod for six mushers on March 18. Here’s how the misadventure unfolded for Jeff and KattiJo Deeter as they neared the race’s finish line.
“It was just a really terrible accident due to my negligence,” musher Jessie Holmes said.
Those involved in the search say they continue to receive tips about Leon’s possible whereabouts and remain hopeful.
Two of the mushers were demoted in final race standings while another must pay a $1,000 fine.
Musher Apayauq Reitan of Kaktovik crossed the finish late Saturday night, winning the Red Lantern award and $1,000 for being the final sled dog team to reach the Bering Sea coastal community.
“It’s great to be back in Nome, man,” said one musher after crossing under the burled arch.
Two rookie mushers — Bridgett Watkins and Gerhardt Thiart — were injured.
The group tossed green necklaces and bags of candy out as they walked toward the burled arch.
Drobny said Lyrek approached her with worries about the final stretch of coast, and Drobny agreed they could travel together to the finish.
Our best photos from the finish line.
The race’s 2022 winner sat down for an interview about his lifestyle, the events of the race and his trust with his dog team.
2019 champion Pete Kaiser finished in fifth place. He said he’d carried a packet of ashes belonging to the race’s first winner, Dick Wilmarth, down the trail at the request of Wilmarth’s family.
After storms on the Norton Sound coast, top-tier mushers are in place-chasing races with one another for third place on down.
The 42-year-old Eureka musher and three-time champion of the Yukon Quest arrived in Nome early Tuesday to cheers, whoops and whistles from the crowd lining the finish chute. “It’s a dream come true,” he said.