March 27, 2011
Team Double T Kennel poses at the starting line of this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Back row from left are Tom Thurston, Tami Thurston, Kris Hoffman and Sara Hoffman. Front row from left are Leona Thurston and Greta Thurston.
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Oak Creek musher Tom Thurston finished the 1,150-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for the second time in three years. He called it a good year. He applied lessons from his previous races — he finished in 2009 and made it about halfway in 2010 — and was better than he’s ever been.