Sunset on the race: 2012 Iditarod is over
Iditarod 2012 is finally over. After more than 16 days on the trail, Jan Steves was the last musher to get her dog-sledding team across the finish line in Nome, Alaska.
She was beaten by 52 other teams in the race, and only just a few minutes behind Bob Chlupach.
In all 66 teams started the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. Thirteen teams scratched.
Steves, 55, of Edmonds, Wash., crossed the finish line at 2:57 a.m. to take the Red Lantern award.
Other honors were announced at the finishers’ banquet in Nome:
- Pen Air Spirit of Alaska Award — Aliy Zirkle
- GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award — Jim Lanier
- Wells Fargo Bank Alaska Gold Coast Award — Aliy Zirkle
- Nome Kennel Club Fastest Time from Safety to Nome Award — Mike Williams, Jr.
- Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher Award — Rohn Buser
- Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year — Brent Sass
- Fred Meyer Sportsmanship Award — Lance Mackey
- ExxonMobil Mushers Choice Award — Dan Seavey
- Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award — Michelle Phillips
- Golden Clipboard Award — Community of Nulato
- Golden Stethoscope Award — Ruth Kothe, DVM and Tanja Kruse, DVM
- Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award — DeeDee Jonrowe
- City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award Winner — Guinness — Dallas Seavey Lead Dog
- Northern Air Cargo Four Wheeler Drawing Winner — Peter Kaiser
The Anchorage Daily News contributed to this report. Visit the paper at www.adn.com