Ulsom wins the Iditarod

    Nome, Alaska (KINY) Norwegian Joar Ulsom crossed the finish line at 3 this morning two hours ahead of his nearest competitor.

    Ulsom finished the course in nine days and 12 hours and had eight dogs on his sled as he crossed the finish line to a group of cheering fans with Norwegian flags. 

    Ulsom, 31, is the third person born outside the United States to win the race and the second Norwegian.  Nicolas Petit of Girdwood, Alaska finished in second place as he crossed the finish line at 5:15 AM.  Mitch Seavey was currently in third place.

    Petit had the lead until Monday when he lost the trail on the Bering Sea ice.

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