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March 14, 2019

Alaskan Native Pete Kaiser wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

  • Crowds cheered as Kaiser came off the Bering Sea ice and mushed down Nome's main street with a police escort to the famed burled arch finish line.
  • By MARK THEISSEN
    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Pete Kaiser won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Wednesday, throwing his arms over his head and pumping his fists as he became the latest Alaska Native to claim victory in the iconic competition.

    Kaiser, 31, crossed the finish line in Nome after beating back a challenge from the defending champion, Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom.


     
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