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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Iditarod Finishers Banquet and Prizegiving

The Finishers' Banquet and Prizegiving for the 2013 Iditarod was held this evening at the Nome Recreation Centre and there was a massive crowd. The major awards were given out and each finishing musher was given an opportunity to speak to thank supporters and sponsors and tell a few tales from the trail. The general theme for the evening was that this race was "challenging" and that there were many, many good teams out there. Congratulations to all of the award winners!


Allen and Aliy with Aliy's second place trophy


The crowd at the Nome Rec Centre tonight

I'll work on some video and get it to you in the next couple of days.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great photo of two champions!
Congratulations, SPKennel, 2013!!

Margaret said...

SP Red & Black Teams' 4-legged members have a lot to be proud of and some of what it happens to be in this picture!!! And I don't mean the hardware!!!

Christian Ploetz said...

Hallo Crew Members,

thank you very much for the fast information as text, images or videos.
I´m thankful for getting all news and be part of Iditarod Comunity.

Congratulations to Aliy and Allen for the fantastic races on the beautifull, frosty, wet and dangerous trail. I follwed them by livestreams and GPS Tracker.

All the best from Germany

Christian from Scheessel, near Hamburg

Paula Nations Medlin said...

Two of my favorite people!! Congratulations!! :-) :-)

Lourdes, VT said...

Wow, that's a LOT of people!!! Looks like so much fun!!!...well deserved fun, that is :)
Great picture of Allen and Aliy holding the trophy!
Once again,many congratulations to all of you, and the beautiful pups!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! That's a great photo of you guys. So impressed!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! What a great photo of two amazing mushers. I so appriciate being able to log on and be taken to the finishers banquet!

Anonymous said...

Would love to see video of Allen and Aliy at the banquet. I can find nothing on the Iditarod Insider.

Great job guys!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great photo. Just beautiful. Thanks for being the face, spirit and team of true athletes ! Go dogs go, don't stop ! Go,go,go...Congrats

OLIN AND TWYLA STRADER said...

ALLEN AND ALILY, WHAT A GREAT JOB
YOU GUYS HAVE DONE LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR, MY WIFE AND I FOLLOWED THE RACE BY INTERNET. SHE HAS A FEW WEEKS LEFT AS SHE IS NOW IN HER
LAST DAYS WITH HER 24 FIGHT WITH CANCER. WHAT A JOY TO FOLLOW YOUR RACE FROM CENTER POINT,IND. THANKS FOR THE PICTURES FROM THE BANQUET AND YOU GUYS HOLDING THE TROPHY. WOW. SO PROUD OF YOU PASTOR AND MRS.OLIN STRADER. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AND WE HOPE YOU WIN IN 2014