Northland musher Nathan Schroeder finished the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 35th place on Thursday. It was the fourth straight Iditarod finish for Schroeder, who is a four-time winner of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
Schroeder, 39, of Warba, crossed the line in Nome, Alaska, just after 9 a.m. local time, taking 9 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes and 12 seconds to traverse the 979-mile east-to-west course from Fairbanks.
The finish was Schroeder’s fastest since his rookie-of-the-year effort in 2014, when he finished in 9 days, 17 hours, 52 minutes, to finish 17th.
Meanwhile, twin sisters Kristy and Anna Berington, natives of Port Wing who now live in Alaska, finished 40th and 41st. Kristy crossed the finish line at 2:29 p.m. Alaska time Thursday, followed 21 seconds later by her sister.
Duluth’s Gunnar Johnson was in 48th place on Thursday night, on the 46-mile leg from Elim to White Mountain - 77 miles from the finish line.
Musher Ryan Redington - a native of Alaska who now is based out of Northwestern Wisconsin - finished in 14th place Wednesday.
Mitch Seavey won this year’s Iditarod, reaching Nome on Tuesday in a record time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds.