Kristy: 40th place, 10 days 2 hours 29 minutes 53 seconds, 10 dogs on the line
Anna: 41st place, 10 days 2 hours 30 minutes 14 seconds, 7 dogs on the line
Completing the qualifying races required to even enter the Iditarod? A noteworthy accomplishment.
Simply finishing a race of this magnitude? Impressive.
Holding one's own in the middle of the pack? Commendable.
Successfully doing this 6 and 8 years in a row, facing -50 ambient temps, sleep deprivation, injuries to yourself, having to leave beloved dogs at checkpoints, the physical and emotional toll... and still achieve a new personal record race time by over 8 1/2 hours? Victory!
I'm waiting to see if any more interviews or pictures turn up online from the finish, so I'll be back with more details. But I had to get this exciting info posted!