Veteran Iditarod musher Shaynee Traska, bib No. 7, of Gladwin, Michigan, scratched at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikolai checkpoint.

According to a release from the Iditarod, Traska scratched out of the best interest of her race team.

She had 10 dogs in harness at the time she made the decision to scratch.

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