Ulsom picks up about $50,000, a drop from the 2017 winner’s earnings of more than $71,000. Photo Courtesy of KNOM Radio in Nome The 2018 Iditarod began 9 days ago out of Anchorage, since then 8 teams have scratched. Continued updates as the mushers cross into Nome will be posted as they are made available. Ulsom told reporters at the finish line in Nome: “It’s pretty unreal I pulled it off.” As of 5:30 a.m., Ulsom was the first musher into Nome. Nicolas Petit is in second place and arrived in Nome at 5:15 a.m., and Mitch Seavey is in third and left the White Mountain checkpoint at 10 p.m., last night. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 8:12 am:Mitch Seavey finished in third place at 8:12 a.m., total time of 9 days- 17 hours- 11 minutes -15 seconds Update 5:35am: Mitch Seavey left the Safety checkpoint at 5:19 a.m. Original Story: After nearly 1,000 miles, Joar Liefseth Ulsom and the eight dogs on his team came off the Bering Sea ice onto Nome’s main street. He slapped hands with fans who lined the streets and went under the finish line at 3 a.m. this morning, taking first place in the 2018 Iditarod. Ulsom finished the last great race with a time of 9d 12h 0m 0s.