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Jessie Royer of Montana finished 7th in Iditarod

Posted: Mar 13, 2014 1:56 PM MDTUpdated: Mar 13, 2014 1:56 PM MDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) – Darby musher Jessie Royer finished seventh in this year’s Iditarod, clocking her fastest time and her best finish in 11 tries.
The Ravalli Republic reports ( ) Royer finished the race Tuesday, covering the 1,100-mile trail from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska in nine days, four hours, three minutes and 25 seconds. She finished with 10 of the 16 dogs she started with.
Several veteran mushers scratched from the race because the course lacked snow and strong winds pushed mushers sideways as they tried to cross the ice-covered ocean.
Information from: Ravalli Republic,