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Musher Profile: Emily Maxwell

Emily Maxwell's dog team pulls her along a snowy trail.

Emily Maxwell ran her first Iditarod this March. The rookie from Iowa finished the 1,000-mile sled dog race in 33rd place.

She stopped by the KNOM studios to share stories from the Iditarod trail — and how she got there.

Emily Maxwell kneels to settle her sled dogs on straw at a race checkpoint.

Emily Maxwell settles her dogs at a race checkpoint. Photo: Julien Schroder, used with permission.

Image at top: Emily Maxwell on the trail. Photo: Julien Schroder, used with permission.