Red Lantern


The last musher to make the burled arch is asked to extinguish the Widow’s Lamp, an act that signifies all mushers are off the trail.”

The last mushers arrived in Nome yesterday securing the prize for last place in the infamous Iditarod race. As Seth Godin describes in his post The Red Lantern

  • “At the gruelling Iditarod, there’s a prize for the musher who finishes last: The Red Lantern.  Failing to finish earns you nothing, of course. But for the one who sticks it out, who arrives hours late, there’s the respect that comes from finding the strength to make it, even when all seems helpless.”

“Un-mush!” – Yukon Cornelius