Mitch Seavey mushes into the Nikolai, Alaska, checkpoint Tuesday during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. - Anchorage, Alaska
Royer feted with beaver musher mitts for Iditarod milestone
A musher reached an Iditarod milestone on Wednesday and was feted with prizes made from beaver pelts and moose hides.
Meanwhile, the oldest musher in the race has called it quits and a four-time champion has found himself in another cannabis controversy.
Paige Drobney, a native of Pennsylvania living in Cantwell, Alaska, took the lead Wednesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Ophir, 352 miles into the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska.
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