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Could 2010 be a Record-Breaker?

Iditarod finish line

It takes over 1,000 miles of racing – over some of Alaska’s most difficult terrain – to make it to the finish line in Nome.

Ice, less snow, and relatively warm weather: that’s what Iditarod 2010 mushers can expect on this year’s trail. That combination could set the stage for an exceptionally fast race: or it could make for an unusually rough trail.

Our news director Laureli is in Anchorage for the start of Iditarod 38. She sampled the opinions of a few race veterans – Jeff King, Lance Mackey, and Jessie Royer – at Thursday’s mushers meeting. Each musher takes a different perspective on this year’s trail conditions:

Whether the trail is rough, fast, or somewhere in between, KNOM will be on it through the finish line, later this month.