The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially ended at 4:06 this morning (ADST) when Marquette Michigan rookie musher Timothy Hunt (Bib #64) made his way under the Burled Arch of Front Street in Nome Alaska. Race fans greeted Hunt and celebrated his 1049 mile journey to Nome. The 43 year old musher made the trek from Willow to Nome in 15 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds.
Hunt was also awarded the coveted Wells Fargo Red Lantern. After the ceremony under the Burled Arch concluded, the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended with the traditional gesture of blowing out the Widow’s Lamp, signifying that all mushers and their teams were safely off the Iditarod Trail.
Later today (TBD) the Red Lantern Awards Banquet will be held in Nome at the Mini Convention Center. The public is invited to attend.
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- Burmeister First Into McGrath & Wins Spirit of Alaska Award
- John Baker Finishes 3rd In Iditarod 2009
- Cain Carter Wins 2009 Jr Iditarod Sled Dog Race
- Sebastian Schnuelle Comes In 2nd in the 2009 Iditarod