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Pinkham ends Iditarod in 42nd

Bill Pinkham has finished the Iditarod race safely.

The Glenwood Springs resident took 42nd in the annual race through Alaska, completing the course on Friday in 12 days, 52 minutes, 49 seconds with nine dogs.

Overall, Pinkham and his team of sled dogs averaged 3.777 miles per hour throughout the race.

Robert Sorlie had the fastest time, crossing the final checkpoint in Nome Wednesday in 9 days, 18 hours, 39 minutes, 31 seconds.

Sixteen additional competitors also completed the race on Wednesday. Fourteen mushers finished the race Thursday. According to the Iditarod’s Web site, 11 of the 79 competitors listed have yet to complete the course, and 15 scratched from the race.

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