Iditarod 2017 Finish!

The second-to-last Iditarod finisher, with an icicle beard and all. 🙂
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Martijn Boonman, from the Netherlands bikes in to Nome, just before the Red Lantern last musher comes in!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Martijn Boonman arriving in Nome!!!! What a long ride!!!

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Cindy Abbott closes out the 2017 Iditarod, winning the Red Lantern position. 🙂

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The last person to come in gets to turn out the lantern that burns until the last musher is in!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Blowing out the lantern, the official end of the Iditarod!
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Cindy Abbott leaving off the ramp, under the burled arch!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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 The grand finale–Cindy Abbott.

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Cindy Abbott gives our Mayor a hug. Hello Central!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy friend, RuthAnn, posing with Martijn Boonman, being greeted by RJ Sauer!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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3 thoughts on “Iditarod 2017 Finish!

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these!! My students and I follow the Iditarod every year. They get so excited and love the dogs. I’m sure Nome is the place to be right now! One of these day’s I’d love to be there for the finish! I’ll find out in a few weeks if I got a grant so I can spend a week in Anchorage at an Iditarod Teacher’s Summer Camp! I’ve never been to Alaska. It seems like such a beautiful place! I give those musher and dogs so much respect and credit. It’s amazing what they can do. I don’t think I’d last an hour out there! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful photos! Brenda (Rapid City, SD)

  2. Thank you so much for bringing the story the picture and the people of Alaska to our home. It is such a joy and pleasure reading your articles and to feel like that distance transcends time and that in some ways right there with you.

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