Nome, AK - The top Iditarod teams crossed under Nome’s burled arch Tuesday night. This year’s was one of the most competitive and closest races in Iditarod history.
A crowd in Nome cheered as 53 year old Mitch Seavey drove his ten dog team into Nome under the burled arch to become the Iditarod’s oldest champion. Seavey made a tough final push to Nome from White Mountain with Aliy Zirkle chasing close behind. “I hate to do that to Aliy, but you know there’s only room for one winner this year, so it had to be me,” he said at the line.