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Rookie musher Quince Mountain withdrawn from race

Quince Mountain, musher #50, as he moves down 4th Avenue at the Ceremonial Start of the 2020...
Quince Mountain, musher #50, as he moves down 4th Avenue at the Ceremonial Start of the 2020 Iditarod, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (KTUU)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 1:56 PM AKDT
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Rookie Iditarod musher

's time on the Iditarod trail has come to an end.

Race marshal Mark Nordman made the call around 11:38 a.m. to withdraw Mountain from the race at the Unalakleet checkpoint.

Nordman made the decision based on rule 36 of the

regarding competitiveness.

Mountain had 14 dogs in harness at the time of the withdrawal.

Both Mountain and his race team are in good health.

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