Two months later, the Iditarod champion may finally get a ride home

Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway.

The winner of the Iditarod and his 16 sled dogs crossed the finish line in first place on March 18.  However due to COVID-19, flights canceled and  borders closed, they are still residents of Alaska.

With help from his sponsors, he was able to book passage for himself and his dogs on the 1950s-era plane. The hope is to take off on June 2.


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