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A Winner! Jay Petervary Reaches McGrath

Jay Petervary of Jackson, Wyoming, as seen on his website. hide caption

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The Iditarod Trail Invitational has its first winner. Jay Petervary blazed his way to mile 350 in McGrath, Alaska, in three days, 14 hours and 20 minutes. Official results show him knocking on the cabin door at 4:20 a.m. local time. Come on in.

The record keeper writes: "[Jay] reports that trail conditions were a bit soft however he sounded in great spirits maybe this had to do with the fact that he called after eating several plates of lasagna provided by our host Peter Schneiderheinze."

After McGrath, the race continues another 760 miles to Nome. Nineteen people signed up for that — including Petervary. Man.