Iditarod officially over with last team finishing



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — This year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is officially over with the arrival of the last musher to Nome.

Iditarod officials said Monday that rookie Jan Steves crossed the finish line at 2:57 a.m.

The 55-year-old Edmonds, Wash., musher took 14 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes to finish the nearly 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome. For arriving last, she gets the race’s Red Lantern award.

Twenty-five-year-old Dallas Seavey won this year’s race. Aliy Zirkle finished second.

Sixty-six teams began the race on March 4 and 53 made it to Nome.