Iditarod officially ends with last team finishing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is officially over with the last team to finish in Nome.

Forty-six-year-old rookie Christine Roalofs of Anchorage finished the 1,000-mile race with her 11-dog team at 1:36 p.m. Sunday.

Roalofs gets the race’s Red Lantern award for arriving last.

Mitch Seavey, 53, won this year’s race, which began with 66 teams March 2 at a ceremonial start in Anchorage. The competitive part began March 3 in Willow 50 miles to the north.

Eleven teams scratched and one musher was withdrawn.

A dog from rookie Paige Drobny’s team died after asphyxiating while getting buried in snow during severe wind. Race officials say 5-year-old Dorado was found dead Friday in Unalakleet.

The dog was dropped from the race and was being cared for with other dogs.

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