Second became the three-time winner
Jeff King (USA). The Norwegian Kjetil Backen finished third (reported by the
Official Site of the Last Great Race - www.iditarod.com).
As it stands in
the rules for the competition: "the
object of the race is to determine which musher and dogs can cover the race in
the shortest time under their own power and without aid of others. That is
determined by the nose of the first dog to cross the finish line" (referred
from the website www.iditarod.com).
Mitch Seavey, 44, was born in Minnesota. His family
moved to Alaska in 1963 when
his dad took a teaching job here. He began mushing as a child in
Soerlie won the Iditarod in 2003 and hopes to compete again next year (according
to the Norwegian national newspaper Aftenposten, 17 March 2004 on its website www.aftenposten.no).
We in Travel Explorations
are sure that the Norwegian Vikings look forward to the next race, and for the
Stein Morten Lund,
information about the race, click on the link www.iditarod.com