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Archive for March 2011

Schnuelle, “Stubborn” and Steady

text by David Dodman; audio by Laureli Kinneen Sebastian Schnuelle says he likes having a “big team,” and so far, he’s got one: as of 5pm Sunday, his 14 dogs make Schnuelle’s team the largest of Iditarod’s current top 10. In Kaltag, Schnuelle talked to KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen about his “stubborn” approach to…

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Baker and Smyth in Kaltag, Nelson in Anvik

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman We’re back to Iditarod after lots of Nome-Golovin snowmachine action today! Here’s our latest interviews. First, Robert Nelson, in the Anvik checkpoint, talks to KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen about catching the “mushing bug,” a few problems with his dog team, and his experiences on the trail…

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Aaron Loyer’s Nome-Golovin ’11 Finish

audio by Leah Radde; photo by Matthew Smith; text by David Dodman Hear KNOM’s finish-line interview with Nome-Golovin 2011 champion Aaron Loyer. Loyer won this year’s race with a final time (adjusted for starting differential) of 2 hours, 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Here’s Loyer, talking with KNOM’s Leah Radde:

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Nome-Golovin 2011: RACE RESULTS

text and photo by David Dodman We’ve received the results from today’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. Congratulations to Aaron Loyer of Palmer, Alaska, the 2011 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race champion! Below you’ll find race standings and times organized by competitive class; race times have been adjusted for the differences in starting time (the time differential). Congratulations to…

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Nome-Golovin: The Latest

by David Dodman We live-blogged the finishes of this afternoon’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. Here’s the transcript: 2:57pm: We’re wrapping up our coverage. Dickie Moto, Jr. (bib 86) has just finished first in the fan-cooled class. 2:52pm: Leah and Matt just chatted with Koyuk’s Christopher Nassuk (Class B, bib 54). 2:48pm: Leah’s talking with William Gray…

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Nome-Golovin 2011: Before the Race, Hear the Racers

audio by Leah Radde, Ben Matheson, and Matthew Smith; text by David Dodman It’s Saturday morning, and the town of Nome is abuzz with snowmachines (literally: the sounds of revving snowmachine engines have been increasing steadily since Friday afternoon). The excitement’s building for The Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, which begins in less than an hour from…

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Nome-Golovin is Back! See Photos Before the Race

photos by Ben Matheson, Matthew Smith and Matty Guiffré; text by David Dodman Amid all the Iditarod excitement, we have another race to cover: the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! The Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race will send snowmachine (or snowmobile) racers from Nome to Golovin and back on Saturday afternoon, March 12th. We’ll be bringing you live coverage…

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In Anvik: Aliy Zirkle, Running Her Own Way

text by David Dodman; audio by Laureli Kinneen Aliy Zirkle doesn’t like to let her run/rest schedule be dictated by checkpoints. If she wants to run her dogs for 9 hours and the next checkpoint won’t appear until 12 hours, well, then she’ll just camp out on the trail. It’s beautiful on the trail, Zirkle…

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