Lance Mackey - 4-time Iditarod champion

Lance Mackey - 4-time Iditarod champion

Credit: Bob Hallinen

Bob Hallinen /Anchorage Daily News Lance Mackey and his lead dogs Larry and Lippy under the burled arch in Nome after winning the 2007 Iditarod Sled Dog Race on Tuesday March 13, 2007.

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by KGW.com and AP Staff

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Posted on March 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

NOME, Alaska -- Lance Mackey has won the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race one more time.

The throat cancer survivor from Fairbanks, Alaska became the only dog musher in history to win four straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog races. Mackey crossed the finish line in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, cheered by fans bundled up against sub-zero temperatures as he coasted up the main street of this old Gold Rush town.

VIDEO: Mackey crosses Burled Arch

For winning, Mackey gets a new Dodge truck and $50,400.

This year's Iditarod kicked off March 6 with a ceremonial start in Anchorage. That was followed by the competitive start the following day in Willow when 71 teams took to the Iditarod trail and headed to Nome.

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