ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers continued to stream into Nome Wednesday following Dallas Seavey’s victory Tuesday evening,as a still-packed field made its way to the Burled Arch with prize funds still at stake.
As of 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, race standings showed 14 mushers into Nome, with the top 30 finishers slated to split a pool of $550,000. A hefty chunk of that has been awarded to Seavey for his winning run, as well as Aliy Zirkle for her second-place showing and Ramey Smyth for claiming third, but it’s still possible to be in the money in this year’s race.
Aaron Burmeister was the first of the Wednesday arrivals, taking fourth place at 1:04 a.m., with Peter Kaiser putting in at 2:06 a.m. in fifth. Other prominent mushers into Nome included Ray Redington Jr. in sixth at 3:19 a.m., Seavey’s father -- 2004 champion Mitch Seavey -- in seventh at 4:10 a.m., 2011 champion John Baker in ninth at 4:25 a.m., and popular cancer survivor DeeDee Jonrowe in 10th at 5:43 a.m.