Iditarod

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King, First In To Ruby, Leads Iditarod

Jeff King was the first Iditarod musher to reach the Yukon River, pulling into Ruby at 3:08 this morning after the 100...

Iditarod Morning: March 13, 2009

Lance Mackey's powerful team has pulled way ahead of everybody else in the Iditarod. He's showing what his team can do. But other prior...

Alaska attempting to acquire Iditarod Trail easements

The state is trying to protect the Iditarod Trail. Cliff Larsen with the Department of Natural resources says the agency is working to secure...

Iditarod Morning: March 17, 2009

It's a time of challenge on the Iditarod. Wind and blowing snow on the coast, and in the hills, two dogs died in...
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Iditarod disqualifies former champion Brent Sass amid sex assault allegations

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.
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Tundra, an unpredictable captain

Alberta musher Aaron Peck has some contradictory things to say about Tundra, a 5-time Iditarod veteran and one of his main leaders. “He's a leader,...

Iditapod: Scramble in Anvik, slog up the Yukon and Takotna survives on pies

With the Iditarod leaders on the mighty Yukon River and through the village checkpoint of Grayling, we hear about how weather prevented flying supplies to Eagle Island and caused the checkpoint to be downgraded to a mere "hospitality stop." That's why mushers scrambled to get mandatory rest in earlier and why they had to load up on supplies before one of the most formidable overnight trips of the race. Plus, back in Takotna, the village reflects on why it's been so steady as a checkpoint over the years, and we hear from KYUK's Johanna Eurich about what it used to be like covering the Last Great Race.

Baker Leads Heading into Final Stretch

Diana Haecker, APRN - Nome & Tim Bodony, APRN - Anvik It is John Baker, with a solid lead as teams head for Elim, White...

Rookie’s Grandpa Made Original Serum Run

Rooke Middy Johnson has family ties to the original 1925 serum run. Unalakleet musher William 'Middy' Johnson is a rookie, but his grandfather, Henry...

New Mushing Magazine Owners Plan to Grow Coverage

Robert and Michele Forto will continue to publish the print magazine while expanding online offerings.

AK: Women Who Mush

This year 78 mushers are signed up to drive dog teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but only a third of them are women. In the Yukon Quest, only 3 of 26 mushers who started this year were women. Despite the small numbers, many are up-and-coming mushers who are redefining what it means to run dogs. Download Audio

Photos: Iditarod 2019

The 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday, with 52 dog teams speeding out of Willow along for the 1,000-mile trail to Nome.

Trio of Iditarod leaders neck-and-neck on final stretch

A day-long march up the coast and across the sea ice has boiled down to an honest race for Nome as a father-son duo from Seward battle it out on the Iditarod trail against each other and an Interior musher who has trained tirelessly to cross under the burled arch ahead of the pack. This year’s race could come down to a combination of speed and power among dogs and pure grit and desire among mushers. Download Audio

Last-minute switch: Iditarod musher Zoya DeNure is out and her husband is in

Race commentators said two-time Iditarod finisher Zoya DeNure was having health issues. Her husband, John Schandelmeier, is taking over the sled dog team.

Mitch Seavey First Into Unalakleet

Former Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey was the first musher into Unalakleet, checking in at 10:13 a.m. Sunday. Aaron Burmeister is hot on Seavey's heels, riding into Unalakleet less that 15 minutes later.
The Berington sisters arrived at the Takotna checkpoint together Wednesday just before noon. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

Trail Mix: ‘Logistics are the hard part’ in Iditarod coverage

There's really not a lot of "planning" for this. I'm only two days in, and I feel like more attention goes towards tracking flights, coordinating deadlines, and finding Internet than it does to figuring out who's at the front of the race and why.

Confidential report paints bleak picture for Iditarod

The report was commissioned by a group of major sponsors after a series of controversies regarding policy changes and the handling of a doping scandal. Listen now
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Pete Kaiser finishes 5th in the 2022 Iditarod, followed by Richie Diehl in 6th

Pete Kaiser and his dog team raced across the Iditarod finish line at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in fifth place. Family and friends from Anchorage, Aniak,...

Brent Sass Leads Yukon Quest Mushers Into Circle

Nine teams arrived in Circle in the Yukon Quest early this morning, with Brent Sass in the lead. Followed by Hugh Neff, Sonny Lindner, Abbie West, Lance Mackey, Jake Berkowitz, Allen Moore, Kristy Berington, and David Dalton.

Dallas Seavey wins 2016 Iditarod in record time

Dallas Seavey is the Iditarod's newest four-time champion. He crossed beneath the Burled Arch in Nome at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday with six dogs and hugged his family and championship dogs. His family now owns six titles, including two from his father, Mitch. His grandfather, Dan Seavey, ran the first Iditarod in 1973.