A winner of Iditarod 46 could be crowned within the next 48 hours. While most eyes are on the race leaders, one musher who scratched days ago was the center of attention out on the trail.

Recently retired musher DeeDee Jonrowe hasn't gone home just yet. She was out supporting her fellow mushers in Unalakleet on Sunday. 

She was there to hug as many mushers as she could that came through the checkpoint, encouraging them as they make their way along the coast -- the stretch she says is the most difficult part of the race.

DeeDee also offered some love and posed for photos with all of her fans -- she calls family.

One family hosted a party for DeeDee Sunday night at a community event to thank her for everything she's done for Unalakleet. 

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