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The Iditarod 2011 Red Lantern: Ellen Halverson

photos and text by David Dodman Iditarod 2011 has officially concluded! The last-place finisher, or Red Lantern, arrived into Nome on Sunday morning. The Red Lantern of Iditarod 2011 was Wasilla, Alaska’s Ellen Halverson, who passed under the Burled Arch at 10:45am Sunday. Halverson is the first musher in Iditarod history to win the Red Lantern…

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Lance Mackey in Nome: “No Complaints”

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text and photos by David Dodman This wasn’t Lance Mackey’s year to win the Iditarod, but after four championships in a row, the mushing “rock star” says he has “no complaints.” “I wasn’t even supposed to win one (Iditarod), let alone four.” In fact, the trail conditions were so good this…

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Baker’s Dozen: Live Finishes of the Top 13

audio by the KNOM Staff; photos by David Dodman In the past two days, Nome has been buzzing with Iditarod; as of dinnertime Wednesday night, the top 19 mushers are in (with the 20th, Rick Swenson, in sight on Nome’s outskirts), and there are dozens more still to come. These two days have been filled…

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Photos: Ramey Smyth’s Running Finish

text and photos by David Dodman Ramey Smyth is known for pulling out the stops on the final stretch of the Iditarod trail: the 22 miles from the Safety checkpoint to the finish line in Nome. On Tuesday morning, at Smyth’s 2nd place finish, the Willow, Alaska musher’s vigor was on clear display: Smyth ran…

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