Iditarod ends when the last masher crosses the gnome finish line

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) —The last masher has arrived in Nome and has completed the 50th run of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska.

Musher Apayauq Reitan in Kaktovik, Alaska, passed the finish late Saturday night and won the Red Lantern Award and $ 1,000 as the last sled dog team to reach the Bering Sea coastal community on the west coast of Alaska.

Leitan also turned off the widow’s lamp on the bar arch that rises above the finish line. This is a tradition that means there are no other mashers on the trail.

The world’s most famous dog sledding race began on March 6th at 49 mashers north of Anchorage. About 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of trails crossed two mountain ranges, along the frozen Yukon River and along the Bering Sea ice on the west coast of Alaska.

Twelve mashers were scratched, half of which on Friday In the midst of a ferocious storm It hit the masher with strong winds as they tried to make the last 77 miles (124 kilometers) to the gnome.

Brent Sas from Minnesota, currently living in Eureka, Alaska Won the race on Tuesday..