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Rookie musher from California last to finish this year's Iditarod race in Alaska

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — This year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has wrapped up, with the final musher arriving in Nome.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/19LaSv6 ) that rookie musher Cindy Abbott, from Irvine, California, arrived in Nome seconds before 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Abbott wins the Red Lantern Award, given to the last team to arrive.

Abbott finished in 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds. This year's winner, Dallas Seavey, finished in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, six seconds.

This was the 56-year-old Abbott's third Iditarod attempt. She scratched due to injuries in prior attempts.

Seventy-eight teams started this year's Iditarod; 66 teams finished.

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