Porsild has won the 2020 Iditarod Rookie of the Year

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Rookie Musher Millie Porsild has won the Iditarod XLVIII Rookie of the Year. She was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award on Thursday. 

Porsild finished in Nome, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18th. She finished under the buried arch at 1:43 pm local time. 

Mushers with his dogs
Mushers with his dogs (Photo by Pixabay)

This is the first woman to win the award since the 2007 season. That year, Sidrig Ekran won the honors. 

In addition, Porsild is just the seventh woman to win this achievement in the 48-year history of the event. She was also the best rookie, as she finished in 10 days, one hour, 43 minutes. 

She also finished 15th overall in the race. Porsild is the first rookie to finished 15th overall since David Sawatzky in 1995.

There has only been three rookie mushers, who have finished in the 15 spot. Besides Porsild and Sawatzky, Sonny Russell also finished in the 15th spot in the 1990 race. 

Besides going home with a respectable showing for a rookie, she is also receiving $2,000 on top of her race winnings. She will receive her award at the Iditarod Awards Banquet at a later date. 

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