Iditarod 2019: Alaskan Native musher Pete Kaiser wins race in one of closest finishes ever

  • Kaiser, 31, wins Iditarod for first time in 10th attempt
  • Alaskan Native is first musher of Yup’ik descent to win
  • Winning margin of 12 minutes among narrowest ever

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway.

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