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Iditarod Day 11: Thomas Waerner wins the 2020 race

 Thomas Waerner, of Norway, took home the 2020 Iditarod Champion title. Courtesy Iditarod Insider.
Thomas Waerner, of Norway, took home the 2020 Iditarod Champion title. Courtesy Iditarod Insider. (KTUU)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 7:50 AM AKDT
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At 2:37 a.m. on March 18, 2020, Norwegian

The veteran musher arrived at the famed Burled Arch in Nome 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes and 47 seconds after starting the race, to become the third Norwegian ever to win the Last Great Race on Earth.

Coming in at second was Mitch Seavey who crossed the finish line at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. His race time was 9 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes, and 38 seconds.

Jessie Royer took third place as she arrived at the finish line at 7:47 a.m. She finished the race 9 days, 17 hours, 47 minutes, and 16 seconds after starting.

Scratches

Rookie Iditarod musher Gabe Dunham scratched at 2:06 a.m. Wednesday at the Unalakleet checkpoint in the best interest of her race team.

Dunham had 12 dogs in harness at the time she made the decision to scratch.

Rookie Iditarod musher John Schandelmeier and veteran Iditarod musher Meredith Mapes have

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This makes 14 scratches in the 2020 race so far.

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