Iditarod officially ends with last team finishing
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Eleven teams scratched and one musher was withdrawn.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.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.