Iditapod: Up the coast, DeeDee in UNK and oh snaps! Plus, Dallas Seavey in Norway

Iditarod frontrunner Nicolas Petit mushes out of Unalakleet on Sunday, March 11, 2018. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

It’s Monday and the frontrunners in the 2018 Iditarod are on the Bering Sea coast, venturing out on the trail from Shaktoolik to Koyuk. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes caught up with the top three — Nicolas Petit, Mitch Seavey, Joar Leifseth Ulsom — in Unalakleet on Sunday, as well as the legendary musher DeeDee Jonrowe, who scratched earlier in what she says was her last Iditarod after 36 total starts. We also hear from a Norwegian mushing reporter on four-time Iditarod champ Dallas Seavey’s foray into the Finnmarksløpet, Europe’s longest sled dog race.

Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts.

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