2011 Iditarod halfway prize winner - Trent Herbst
March 11, 2011
2011 Iditarod News, March 10, 2011 - One thing I forgot to mention earlier today when writing about the 2011 Iditarod mushers reaching the halfway point of the race is that Iditarod musher Trent Herbst has won the $3,000 prize for being the first musher to reach the Iditarod checkpoint, considered to be the halfway point of the race.
The funny thing about the Iditarod halfway prize is that the $3,000 prize is awarded in gold nuggets.
According to his Iditarod biography page, Mr. Herbst was born and raised in Wisconsin, and now lives in Idaho, where he's a fourth-grade teacher.