by The Associated Press
Friday, March 20, 2009
NOME, Alaska -- Mushers are straggling into Nome in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
As of Friday, 25 mushers had crossed the finish line, two days after Lance Mackey won this third consecutive title.
There are still 30 mushers on the trail. Twelve others have either scratched or been withdrawn from the 1,100-mile race, which started March 8 in Willow.
Four dogs died in this year's race, the latest on Thursday when a 5-year-old male named Maynard in the team of Canadian musher Warren Palfrey died about an hour outside of Nome. A necropsy will be conducted.