Veteran musher Wade Marrs (bib #28), of Solon Springs, WI , is the first musher to reach the Iditarod checkpoint, the namesake of the race and the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. Marrs arrived at 1:12 am with 12 dogs in harness.

By arriving first in Iditarod, Marrs wins the Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award, and has a choice of either $3,000 in gold nuggets or a smartphone with a year of free GCI mobile service.

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