Fresh from the rest in White Mountain, the twins and their dogs will cover the 55 miles to Safety and, after the briefest of stops, the last 22 miles to Nome. I'm going to go out on a limb here and put the twins under the burled arch between 8:30pm and midnight Alaska time Thursday. If I'm right (and I'll hedge right now and say I might not be), they'll finish after 11 days and a few hours on the trail.
And as I'm sure you all knew well before now, the winner was into Nome just before 10:40pm on Tues. 3/12. Mitch Seavey claimed his 2nd Iditarod championship after 9 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes, and 56 seconds out on the trail. Aliy Zirkle was a very close 2nd not 25 minutes later. At 53 years of age, this makes Mitch the oldest person to ever win the race. Last year, his son Dallas, was the youngest winner. Our friend Paul finished in 16th place with 9 dogs and after 9 days, 19 hours. An 11th musher scratched from the race, leaving total participants at 55, 33 of which are still out on the trail.