The race to Nome

Nome musher Aaron Burmeister at the Iditarod Ceremonial Start in downtown Anchorage, March 1, 2014. (Photo: David Dodman, KNOM)

One thousand miles is a long journey under the best conditions, but behind a dog team, through the wilderness in extreme weather is a daunting challenge. That’s the essence of the Iditarod, bringing together tough human and animal athletes for the yearly race to Nome. We’ll hear stories of past adventure on the trail from former champions and what the future of the race may be on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Jim Lanier, veteran Iditarod musher
  • Libby Riddles, first female Iditarod champion
  • Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media Iditarod reporter


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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.