Michigan musher wins red lantern as final 2009 Iditarod finisher

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The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially ended at 4:06 this morning when Marquette, Mich., rookie Timothy Hunt crossed the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome. The 43-year-old musher made the trek from Willow to Nome in 15 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds.

Hunt was awarded the Red Lantern, given to the last musher to complete the race. The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended with the traditional gesture of blowing out the Widow’s Lamp, signaling that all mushers and their teams were safely off the Iditarod Trail.

The 1,100 mile Iditarod began March 8 in Willow, Alaska. Fairbanks musher Lance Mackey won the race for the third consecutive year. The 2009 race was marred by blizzards and the deaths of six dogs.

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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