Iditapod: Rainy Pass, race rookies and Rohn axe-throwing

Sled dogs and mushers relaxed at the Rainy Pass checkpoint Monday. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

In Episode 7, we talk to mushers making preparations at the Rainy Pass checkpoint, as well as some first-time Iditarod racers and… some volunteers staying entertained by throwing axes? Speaking of throwing axes (loosely), we also answer a question about what happens if you get hurt out on the trail.

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