At the Iditarod Prizegiving and Finish Banquet each musher gets an opportunity to tell trail stories and thank sponsors, supporters and family. Here are a few snippets from Aliy's and Allen's speeches.
Snippets from Aliy's speech
Snippets from Allen's speech
Not sure how well you can hear Allen's speech but he tells us about his interesting experience just before the Iditarod checkpoint where, in the course of catching up with his team, he pulled a hamstring! He completed the rest of the race, over 500 more miles, on just one leg!
Stay tuned for part two of Aliy's speech where she tells us about a significant moment on the trail that changed the course of her race.