Mackey: ‘It Wasn’t the Stellar Performance I was Expecting’

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey wrapped Chatanika musher Jodie Bailey in a hug today as the two Yukon Quest veterans parked side-by-side on the finish line.Mackey arrived at 11:17 a.m., about 26 minutes ahead of Bailey, who chased him across the Bering Sea coast into Nome.“I knew I couldn’t catch you, but I wanted you to know I was there,” Bailey said.”Great day to finish the race,” Mackey replied in the cold Nome sunshine. “(It’s) 5 O’clock somewhere.”Read more here:


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