11 mushers still on Iditarod trail

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There are still 11 mushers struggling for the Iditarod finish line in Nome.

As of Sunday morning, 42 mushers had reached Nome, four days after Lance Mackey of Fairbanks won his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race title.

Rookie Chad Lindner, son of veteran Two Rivers musher Sonny Lindner, was the first rookie under the burled arch. He finished Friday in 30th position.

Fourteen mushers have either scratched or been withdrawn from the 1,100-mile sled dog race.

The latest is David Sawatzky of Healy, who scratched Saturday between Safety and Nome. Race officials say the 56-year-old musher quit after he had been leading his team, or walking in front of them, for a number of miles.

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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