JACKSON, Wyoming (AP) -- Gwen Holdmann won the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in Wyoming Saturday.
The Fairbanks musher won the eight-stage race with an overall time of 24 hours, 52 minutes and 49 seconds, beating top runners by minutes.
Second was Jacques Philip of Nenana at 24:57:34.
Third was Melanie Shirilla of Lincoln, Mont., at 24:59:02.
After Saturday's 15-mile run to Teton Village, Wyoming students participated in their own sled dog race, the Junior Stage Stop.
Twenty mushers vied for their share of the $100,000 purse.
Holdmann's husband, Ken Anderson, placed fourth at 25:58:23.
Four-time Iditarod champion Doug Swingley came in sixth at 26:01:43.
Jessie Royer of Fairbanks, the only other Alaska musher in the race, came in ninth in the overall standings at 26:41:59.
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