ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle’s last Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended not with her first championship but with a medical rescue flight to Anchorage.
The veteran Alaska musher suffered a concussion and injuries to her upper torso after suffering a fall while coming into the checkpoint in the village of Rohn.
She was flown to an Anchorage hospital, where she was treated and released. Iditarod officials say she is resting with family in Anchorage, and they will return to their home in Two Rivers, Alaska, when possible.
Ryan Redington, grandson of the race’s co-founder Joe Redington Sr., was leading the Iditarod Tuesday.