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Stielstra reaches Nome

Matt DeYoung • Mar 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Grand Haven native Justin Stielstra has finished the Iditarod. 

The 22-year-old Steilstra reached the race’s final checkpoint in Nome, Alaska, at 1:44 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time) on Friday, March 17. 

The first-year Iditarod participant finished the 979-mile race in 11 days, 1 hour, 44 minutes and 36 seconds, good for 51st place. 

Stielstra was one of 14 rookie racers in this year’s event and the seventh Iditarod rookie to cross the finish line. 

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