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Waerner first to Unalakeet in the Iditarod

Video credit: Reuters - Sports
Published on March 16, 2020 - Duration: 02:34s
Thomas Waerner leads the Iditarod Sled Dog Race as it enters the final stages.

Waerner first to Unalakeet in the Iditarod

SHOWS: UNALAKLEET, ALASKA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 15, 2020) (LAGARDERE - NO USE 48 HOURS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT.

NO ARCHIVE) 1.

THOMAS WAERNER GOING IN AND CHECKING IN AT UNALAKLEET 2.

DOG RESTING 3.

WAENER RECEIVES AN AWARD FOR BEING FIRST TO UNALAKLEET 4.

JESSIE ROYER GETTING IN TO UNALAKLEET 5.

DOG 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JESSIE ROYER SAYING: "The last runs have been very slow, just really warm weather so it's kind of warm for the dogs.

Snow and trails are super soft so it also make it super slow.

So we stopped more than we originally planned on to give the dogs a little more rest." 7.

AARON BURMEISTER ARRIVING 8.

JOAR ULSOM ARRIVING 9.

DOG ON GROUND 10.

BRENT SASS GETTING INTO UNALAKLEET STORY: Norway's Thomas Waerner was the first musher to reach the Unalakleet checkpoint on Sunday (March 15) as the Iditarod enters the final straight.

Waerner was presented with a commemorative plate on arrival before preparing for the final push to Nome, just 77 miles (124km) away.

In second place is Jessie Royer of the U.S. while Nome native Aaron Burmeister lies third.

Current rank: 1.

Thomas Waerner 2.

Jessie Royer 3.

Aaron Burmeister 4.

Wade Marrs 5.

Mitch Seavy 6.

Brent Sass 7.

Ryan Redington 8.

Joar Leifseth Ulsom 9.

Travis Beals 10.

Paige Drobny (Production: Andy Ragg)

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