Nearly a third of Iditarod field scratched, including Nic Petit caught in storm, while Quince Mountain withdrawn
Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have scratched, including a Girdwood's Nicolas Petit, who activated an alert button seeking rescue Thursday morning because of weather conditions.
Thomas Waerner is the winner of a race hobbled by the coronavirus, which became a global pandemic as mushers raced to the finish line.
After coronavirus concerns close Shaktoolik checkpoint, residents band together to create spot for mushers to rest outside of town
Shaktoolik is usually a key resting spot for mushers and their sled dogs before they push the 50 miles to the next checkpoint at Koyuk.
As the leading Iditarod mushers approach the finish line in Nome, a different sled dog race has been crippled by the coronavirus.
Thomas Waerner and his 10-dog team left White Mountain at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday with an hours-long lead over their closest competitors and 77 miles to the finish line in Nome.