MISSOULA — Jessie Royer of Seeley Lake finished 14th in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Wednesday in Alaska.

The 46-year-old gradually moved up every day since Sunday and at one point Wednesday was in 12th place. She was traveling at an average speed of 4.09 miles per hour on the final leg to the finish line on Nome’s main street.

Bill Speltz is Missoulian Sports Editor and has served as Sunday columnist the past 16 years. Do you have a story idea? Email Bill at bill.speltz@missoulian.com.