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Seeley Lake dog sledder completes 20th Iditarod


March 23, 2023

Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News

Right, Royer at the finish line at Nome last Thursday, March 16.

Seeley Lake dog sledder Jessie Royer has completed her 20th Iditarod race, a grueling 998-mile route from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

Royer, 46,  covered this in ten days, two hours and 35 minutes, securing a 14th place position when she arrived in Nome last Thursday, March 16. In an interview with the Iditarod press team early in the race, Royer - who has had eight top-ten finishes since she began competing in the race - said that her 2023 dog team was "a wild card" with 13 rookies and one Iditarod veteran. Her goal, she said in one interview posted on the race's event page, was to get as...

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