Iditarod Red Lantern Winners

Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2003

Past winners of the Red Lantern award from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an 1,150-mile race from Anchorage to Nome. The Red Lantern award is given to the race's last finisher each year. Mushers are listed with their times in days, hours, minutes and seconds. (Editor's note: The 1977 Red Lantern musher listed as Vasily Zamitkyn was later revealed to be Bud Smyth, an experienced musher who ran the race as a trail sweeper while wearing a mask and affecting a fake Russian accent.)

Year Musher Time

1973 John Schultz 32:05:19:01

1974 Red Olson 29:06:36:19

1975 Steve Fee 29:08:37:13

1976 Dennis Corrington 26:08:42:51

1977 Vasily Zamitkyn 22:09:06:06

1978 Andrew Foxie 22:03:29:44

1979 Gene Leonard 24:09:02:22

1980 Barbara Moore 24:09:25:45

1981 Jim Strong 18:06:30:30

1982 Ralph Bradley 26:13:59:59

1983 Scott Cameron 21:04:36:41

1984 Bill Mackey 19:09:43:33

1985 Monique Bené 22:03:45:45

1986 Mike Peterson 20:13:42:21

1987 Rhodi Karella 19:09:01:01

1988 Lesley Monk 19:13:22:55

1989 Bob Hoyte 17:11:19:19

1990 Steve Haver 21:10:26:26

1991 Brian O'Donoghue 22:05:55:55

1992 Vern Cherneski 18:13:05:02

1993 Lloyd Gilbertson 18:04:19:19

1994 Mark Chapoton 16:16:17:35

1995 Ben Jacobson 17:06:02:05

1996 Andy Sterns 15:23:48:22

1997 Ken Chase 15:09:07:44

1998 Brad Pozarnsky 14:05:42:04

1999 Jeremy Gebauer 15:03:18:44

2000 Fedor Konyjkhov 15:05:44:44

2001 Karen Ramstead 14:23:53:16

2002 David Straub 14:05:38:12



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