The Iditarod, Alaska’s iconic race is more than 50 years old. Fewer teams took off for Nome in 2023 than in any other year. Are the number of competitors down because of the added expense of inflation or is there something else at play? What does the future hold for long distance racing and sled dog racing overall? Race veterans discuss what’s on the horizon for dog drivers and their teams on this Talk of Alaska.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Martin Buser – Four-time Iditarod Champion, record-holder for most consecutive Iditarod finishes
- Apayauq Reitan – 2019 Iditarod Rookie of the year, and the first openly transgender woman to compete in the race
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