The 2010 Iditarod, In Pictures

The 2010 Iditarod is still ongoing, with mushers completing the 1,110 mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, but the race for first ended Tuesday evening, when Lance Mackey crossed the finish line. The cancer survivor became the first ever to win The Last Great Race in four consecutive years. As we say goodbye to Alaska's frozen wilderness for another year, we offer some of our favorite pictures from the past 10 days (via Alaska Dispatch unless otherwise noted).

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At the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage. (Photo by Brian Weeks/ www.bdweeks.com)

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John Baker, who finished in fifth place, leaves the start line during the ceremonial start of the 2010 Iditarod. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

 

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If you were wonderinghow dogs were transported from Anchorage's ceremonial start to the official restart in Willow, Alaska. (Photo by Tess Millard)
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A sled dog eyes his meal before the restart in Willow. (Photo by Tess Millard)

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Dog teams take a break at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 9. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Mitch Seavey mushes down the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, March 9. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Colleen Robertia arrives at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, March 10. (Photo by Stephen Nowers)

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Iditarod leader Jeff King readies food for his dogs after arriving in the Yukon River town of Ruby early on Friday morning, March 12. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Gerry Willomitzer arrives at the Ruby checkpoint on Friday, March 13. Willomitzer is currently in 10th place. (Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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A thermometer reads -20F in Ruby on Friday, March 13. (Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Lance Mackey and his team approach Galena on the Yukon River on Friday, March 12. Mackey arrived at the checkpoint at 6:40 pm, 1-1/2 hours after race leader Jeff King. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Musher Robert Nelson plays with Chez while taking his 8-hour Yukon River layover in Galena on Saturday, March 13. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Robert Nelson plays with Chez, left, and Oreo during his 8-hour Yukon River layover on Saturday, March 13. "They're my favorite dogs." (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Jeff King leaves Unalakleet on Sunday, March 14. King left the checkpoint 28 minutes behind race leader Lance Mackey. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)
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Ramey Smyth cooks for his dogs while his team takes a break at Unalakleet on Sunday, March 14.


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Lance Mackey mushes across Norton Sound on his way to Golovin on Monday, March 15. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Iditarod leader Lance Mackey approaches the village of White Mountain after leaving Golovin on Monday, March 15. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Lance Mackey spreads straw for his dogs at the White Mountain checkpoint on March 15. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Members of the media surround Lance Mackey and his dogs Rev, left, and Maple, under the burled in Nome after Mackey won his fourth consecutive Iditarod on Tuesday, March 16. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)

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Iditarod 2010 winner Lance Mackey with dogs Rev and Maple at the finish line in Nome on Tuesday, March 16. (Photo by Stephen Nowers/Alaska Dispatch)
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