The Latest: Musher says Iditarod win is 'out of this world'

Joar Ulsom of Norway drives his team to the finish line to win the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
Joar Ulsom of Norway poses with his dogs after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
Joar Ulsom of Norway thanks fans after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
Joar Ulsom of Norway is interviewed after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local):

3:55 a.m.

Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom says winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is "out of this world."

The 31-year-old musher was the first to reach the finish line in Nome after traveling nearly a thousand miles across the rugged Alaska terrain.

He slapped the hands of fans that lined the street in Nome to watch him bring in eight dogs off the Bering Sea ice and down the town's main street to the finish line early Wednesday morning. His winning time was nine days, 12 hours.

Ulsom is the third person born outside the United States to win the race, and the second Norwegian.

Nic Petit was running in second place, and defending champion Mitch Seavey was in third.

___

3:05 a.m.

Joar Ulsom of Norway has won the world's most famous sled dog race after a grueling dash across Alaska's rough terrain.

After nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), Ulsom came off the Bering Sea ice just outside Nome and ran the last few blocks as a crowd cheered him on. He becomes the third person born outside the U.S. to claim the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

He picks up about $50,000, a drop from the 2017 winner's earnings of more than $71,000.

The race is suffering financially and has lost a major sponsor in the last year. Organizers have blamed animal rights activists for putting pressure on sponsors.

The Iditarod also has been marked by fallout from its first-ever dog doping scandal. New rules this year made mushers responsible for any positive drug test.

You may be interested in

'He's San Francisco': Tony Bennett honored for...

Aug 20, 2016

The city of San Francisco threw a 90th birthday bash for Tony Bennett, who first sang "I Left My...

US Olympic gold hasn't made for winning bets in...

Aug 19, 2016

Rowing, shooting and judo _ the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some...

Bryant powers Cubs to 9-2 win at Rockies

Aug 21, 2016

Chicago's Kris Bryant hit a long homer and drove in four runs to power the majors-leading Cubs to a...

Sandusky appeal focuses on Victim 2's conflicting...

Aug 22, 2016

Jerry Sandusky's lawyers are focusing on conflicting statements from a man who settled a child sex...

Dynamic doubles duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in...

Aug 24, 2016

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts...

About Us

The Final Scoreboard has fast, accurate live scores for you. We provide premium online content from in-depth analysis to the scores and statistics across American and European Sports.

Contact us: sales[at]thefinalscoreboard.com

Subscribe Now!