Warba's Nathan Schroeder finishes Iditarod in 35th place
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.