Dallas Seavey is gunning for a record-breaking sixth victory, while Pete Kaiser and Ryan Redington are both hoping to notch a second win.
What’s the route this year? How are trail conditions? We answer those questions and more.
The Iditarod had set the limit at 14 dogs per team just five years ago after considering the expense of flying dogs back from the trail and to make it easier for smaller kennels to race in the Iditarod.
Eddie Burke Jr. said he leased dogs to other mushers after he was disqualified and it was too difficult to reassemble his team.
The Iditarod's decision came nearly four months after the race received a letter accusing Sass of sexual assault.
The Iditarod board voted unanimously on Thursday to disqualify former champion Brent Sass after allegations made in November and recent questions from Alaska Public Media, the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica. Sass has denied the claims.
At the time of his disqualification Monday, Burke was facing two assault charges stemming from a 2022 incident.
The move comes as Burke is facing felony and misdemeanor assault charges for a May 2022 domestic violence incident in Anchorage.
Three dogs were killed in the crash on the Denali Highway east of Cantwell.
The 20-year-old crossed the finish line in Bethel early Sunday, winning the 150-mile race for the second year in a row.
Brent Sass credits his lead dogs and a lighter sled for his sixth Quest win Monday, as his team sets its sights on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
On this Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend and her guests discuss the future of the sport of sled dog racing.
Robert and Michele Forto will continue to publish the print magazine while expanding online offerings.
Mike Parker, who was driving the struck team, called the death of longtime Iditarod musher Jim Lanier's dogs "an unspeakable tragedy."
The Yukon Quest Alaska executive director says she hopes the organization will make up with Canada one day and hold a longer race.
Alaska Native mushers took the podium in the 2023 Iditarod, with the Knik Kid, Ryan Redington, winning his first championship and Bethel's Pete Kaiser and Aniak's Richie Diehl mushing into second and third place. The race's top 10 were all into Nome by Wednesday morning, and we have an update on Rookie of the Year honors, as well as three Dogs of the Day, two listener questions and a story about collecting dog pee. Also: This'll do it for Season 7 of the Iditapod. Thanks for coming along with us on this thousand-mile journey!
Wade Marrs says this will be the last Iditarod for his longtime leader Jet.
Mushers have a lot to keep track of on the trail and sometimes leave things behind.
The former amateur boxer and garbage truck driver had the best rookie finish since Jessie Holmes in 2018, finishing in seventh place.
After Ryan Redington’s win, Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser say they’re showing that rural mushing isn’t dying.