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What to Do in a 24-Hour Layover? Eat and Sleep

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman

Pete Kaiser says that a 24-hour layover means about the same thing to him as it does to his dogs: “eat and sleep.”

At a moment when he was doing neither, the young Bethel musher talked to KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen. Kaiser was in the middle of his mandatory 24 in Takotna, where he regretted to report that portions of his team had been hit with a stomach virus.

In Laureli’s interview, he talked about the “stars” of his dog team, his emphasis on improving their health – hopefully sooner rather than later – and his status as an “up-and-comer”:

As of 6pm Thursday, Pete Kaiser is in 20th position. He departed Ophir at 5:21am with 13 dogs and is not yet reported into the Iditarod checkpoint.