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Burmeister, in Ruby, Having “a Great Run”

“Today, things are looking really good,” Aaron Burmeister told KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen on Friday. With an eye to the Iditarod championship, the Nome-born musher says “(we) have a good shot at it.”

In our interview in the Ruby checkpoint, Burmeister talked about the state of his dogs, as well as the challenges of making a cohesive team out of dogs from multiple kennels.

After “a great run,” Burmeister says, his dogs are “just coming together for me right now.” Although he said he doesn’t pay much attention to the race standings before the Yukon, he seemed optimistic that the second half of his Iditarod race could be a successful one: