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  • Photo: Loren Holmes/Alaska Dispatch

    The 2014 Iditarod came to a riveting end early on Tuesday, March 11. Four-time champ Jeff King started the final day with more than an hour lead, but poor weather prevented him from finishing. Aliy Zirkle finished second for a third straight year after being passed by Dallas Seavey, who would go on to win the race. Alaska Dispatch photographer Loren Holmes followed the entire race and came back with some amazing moments.

    Photo: Eventual champion Dallas Seavey mushing into the Rainy Pass checkpoint on Puntilla Lake. March 3, 2014

  • Photo: Loren Holmes/Alaska Dispatch

    Jamaican musher Newton Marshall replaces the runners on his sled in a quiet Nikolai checkpoint on Wednesday morning. March 5, 2014

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    Aliy Zirkle arriving at dawn into Puntilla Lake. March 3, 2014

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    Joar Liefseth Ulsom walks to the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River for water, outside the Rohn checkpoint. There is no snow or water at the checkpoint, so mushers have to walk a half-mile for water. March 3, 2014

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    DeeDee Jonrowe's team pulls a driver-less sled through the Dalzell Gorge. She lost her team three times in this dangerous part of the trail. March 3, 2014

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    Dogs in Cim Smyth's team nap in the Nikolai checkpoint. March 4, 2014

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    2011 champion John Baker arrives in Ruby before dawn on Friday, March 7, 2014.

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    Jeff King leaving Unalakleet, chasing then-leader Aliy Zirkle. Mar 8, 2014

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    Norwegian musher Robert Sorlie navigates an icy downhill turn in the Dalzell Gorge. March 3, 2014

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    A musher travels across bare ground between Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. March 9, 2014

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    Aliy Zirkle crossing the finish line for her third consecutive second place finish on Tuesday, March 11. All three finishes were behind either Dallas Seavey or his father, Mitch Seavey.

  • Photo: Loren Holmes/Alaska Dispatch

    2014 Iditarod champ, Dallas Seavey, celebrates at the finish line. Seavey arrived in Nome thinking he was in third, only contributing to one of the most bizarre final race days in recent memory.

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