Ryan Redington - 2023 Rohn

Ryan Redington a couple miles from Rohn.

Veteran musher Ryan Redington (bib #5), of Knik, Alaska, was the first musher to reach the McGrath checkpoint at 6:10 pm Tuesday with 12 dogs in harness, winning the Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award.

The “2023 Spirit of the Iditarod Award” was presented to Redington in McGrath Checkpoint by Colette Goodman, Station Manager at Alaska Air Transit. Redington received a pair of musher’s mitts with Beaver and beaded leather by Loretta Maillelle of McGrath, as well as a beaver hat handmade by Rosalie Egrass, also of McGrath.

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