Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

In 2002, Martin Buser won his fourth Iditarod race and his first since in 1997, setting a new race record of eight days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and two seconds. When Buser crossed the burled arch marking the finish line on Front Street in Nome, Alaska he became the first musher to do so in less than nine days.

In even-numbered years the trail follows the 1,151-mile Northern Route, while in odd-numbered years, it takes a slightly different 1,161-mile Southern Route.

Multiple winners: Rick Swenson (5); Susan Butcher, Doug Swingley, and Martin Buser (4); Jeff King (4); Lance Mackey (2).

Year   Elapsed Time
2008 Lance Mackey 9 Days 11:46:48
2007 Lance Mackey 9 Days 05:08:41
2006 Jeff King 9 Days 11:11:36
2005 Robert Sorlie 9 days, 18:39:31
2004 Mitch Seavey 9 days, 12:20:22
2003 Robert Sorlie 9 days, 15:47:36†
2002 Martin Buser 8 days, 22:46:02*
2001 Doug Swingley 9 days, 19:55:50
2000 Doug Swingley 9 days, 00:58:06
     
1999 Doug Swingley 9 days, 14:31:07
1998 Jeff King 9 days, 05:52:26
1997 Martin Buser 9 days, 08:31:45
1996 Jeff King 9 days, 05:43:13
1995 Doug Swingley 9 days, 02:42:19
1994 Martin Buser 10 days, 13:02:39
1993 Jeff King 10 days, 15:38:15
1992 Martin Buser 10 days, 19:17:00
1991 Rick Swenson 12 days, 16:34:39
1990 Susan Butcher 11 days, 01:53:23
     
1989 Joe Runyan 11 days, 05:24:34
1988 Susan Butcher 11 days, 11:41:40
1987 Susan Butcher 11 days, 02:05:13
1986 Susan Butcher 11 days, 15:06:00
1985 Libby Riddles 18 days, 00:20:17
1984 Dean Osmar 12 days, 15:07:33
1983 Rick Mackey 12 days, 14:10:44
1982 Rick Swenson 16 days, 04:40:10
1981 Rick Swenson 12 days, 08:45:02
1980 Joe May 14 days, 07:11:51
     
1979 Rick Swenson 15 days, 10:37:47
1978 Dick Mackey 14 days, 18:52:24
1977 Rick Swenson 16 days, 16:27:13
1976 Gerald Riley 18 days, 22:58:17
1975 Emmitt Peters 14 days, 14:43:45
1974 Carl Huntington 20 days, 15:02:07
1973 Dick Wilmarth 20 days, 00:49:41
*Course record.
†Due to unseasonably warm weather, the 2003 race course was moved further north.

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