On March 18, 2017, after 12 days, 2 hours, 57 minutes, and 31 seconds, I crossed the finish line in Nome carrying the same National Organization of Rare Disorders Banner and setting a new record for the fastest Red Lantern time in the 45-year history of the race, by 25 hours!
On March 22, 2015, after 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 51 seconds, I crossed the finish line in Nome carrying the National Organization of Rare Disorders Banner that I held on the summit of Mt. Everest in May 2010.
As the final musher to complete the race, I received the Red Lantern Award for Perseverance, and had the honor of extinguishing the Widows’ Lantern signifying the end of the 2015 Iditarod.
Iditarod finisher statistics as of the finish of the 2017 race: Total number of people who have completed the Iditarod – 780, and of those 131 are women.