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Norwegian Robert Sorlie wins Iditarod

Updated: March 18, 2005, 6:45 PM ET
By Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press — March 16, 2005

NOME, Alaska — Robert Sorlie's mind was constantly on the other competitors at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

After winning one of the closest races in years, the Norwegian was just thinking about catching up on sleep.

"I was always worried about the other mushers," Sorlie said after he crossed the finish line in this old mining town Wednesday. "In the last three days, I have slept one hour each night."

The 47-year-old firefighter traversed one of the slushiest trails ...

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