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Nome-Golovin 2012: RACE RESULTS

The results are in from Saturday’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! Congratulations to Nome’s own John Bahnke III, the 2012 Nome-Golovin champion! Below are the full standings from Nome-Golovin 2012, along with the finish times and hometowns of the competitors (if available). Race times have been adjusted to compensate for the starting time differentials. Congratulations to all…

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Live Blog: Nome-Golovin 2012 Finish

3:00pm: Our live Nome-Golovin coverage has wrapped. We’ll bring you official race standings when we have them! 2:58pm: Rebekah Pierce reports from the spotter vehicle – and Matthew Guiffré confirms from race headquarters – that the first racers in the Fan-Cooled Class (Dickie Moto, Jr. and Quinn Schaeffer) are on the outskirts of Nome and…

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Nome-Golovin Racers, in their Own Words

It’s a beautiful day for a snowmachine race. With clear skies and sunshine – and the sounds of snowmachine engines echoing through Nome’s streets – the Gold Rush city is just hours away from the annual running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. Nome-Golovin 2012 starts at 12noon, with racers departing from near Nome’s East Beach.…

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On-Air Update: Friday, March 9 (5pm)

In our 5pm on-air update for Friday, March 9, Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson review the leaderboard with trail reporter Laureli Kinneen calling in from the Ruby checkpoint. The three talk about Aliy Zirkle, Dallas and Mitch Seavey, and lots more:

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Kaiser: “However we place, we’ll place”

For a musher with a sled dog championship in his immediate past, Pete Kaiser’s outlook in Iditarod 2012 may seem modest: “however we place, that’s how we’ll place,” the Bethel musher says, adding that he wants to “try to get to Nome as fast we can safely get there.” Kaiser was the champion of the…

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An Insider, Reporting from the Sidelines: Sebastian Schnuelle in Ruby

Former Iditarod musher Sebastian Schnuelle isn’t mushing a sled dog team in 2012, but that doesn’t mean he’s staying off the trail. Following the trailbreakers and the mushers on his snowmachine – and reporting as an “armchair musher” for the Anchorage Daily News – Schnuelle brings a deep insight into the strategies of Iditarod mushers…

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The King Mantra

Jeff King has an suggestion for future runnings of the Iditarod: schedule the race around the lunar calendar, so mushers can enjoy a full moon while on the trail. In his interview with Laureli Kinneen in the checkpoint of Ruby, the former Iditarod champion was full of praise for the gorgeous moon of the night…

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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…

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