Pinkham places 37th in Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Staff Report

Glenwood Springs musher Bill Pinkham completed the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Sunday morning.

Pinkham arrived in Nome, Alaska at 3:33 a.m. The rookie Iditarod musher completed the course in of 12 days, 17 hours, 33 minutes with six dogs to finish in 37th place. He was fifth among the 18 rookies in this years field.

In all, 64 competitors began the race and, as of Tuesday afternoon, 43 finished. One musher was still on the course and the other 20 had already pulled out.

Robert Sorlie of Norway won the event in nine days, 15 hours, 47 minutes. Jessica Hendricks was the top rookie, placing 19th in 11 days, 2 hours, 40 minutes.

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