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Bethel Musher Earns 2021 Iditarod Red Lantern

Mar 18, 2021

Victoria Hardwick at the start of the 2019 Iditarod.
Credit Bev Hoffman

Two seconds separated Bethel's Victoria Hardwick and the second-to-last-place musher in the 2021 Iditarod, earning her a second Red Lantern Award on March 18. 

Although they were trying to tie for last place, Hardwick’s team crossed the finish line at 12:22:06 a.m., two seconds behind Dakota Schlosser, who arrived at Deshka Landing at 12:22:04 a.m. 

Hardwick earned her first Red Lantern Award in 2019.

Editor's note: The headline on this story has been changed. It previously read, "Bethel Musher Last To Finish 2021 Iditarod."