This morning Jeff King added his name to the list of mushers arriving into Nikolai reporting a “hellacious” trail. Arriving with a banged up sled, King…
Western Alaska mushers Aaron Burmeister and Mike Williams Jr. arrived in Nikolai within 30 minutes of each other at 7:47a and 8:16a respectively, coming off completely…
Kelly Maixner, surprising Iditarod mushers and followers, “pulled a Martin,” running straight to Rohn yesterday without much rest. Or did he? Hear his arrival to Rohn:
Aliy Zirkle arrived in Nikolai this morning, joining the ever-growing group of mushers in Nikolai commiserating about the tough trail conditions from Rohn to Nikolai.
Martin Buser, first to arrive in Nikolai at 1:09am early Tuesday morning declares his 24-hour layover. Hoping to rest and nurse a swollen ankle, he feels pleased with his dogs and his position at this point.
speed: embrace it, or control it? This seems to be the question facing mushers for the early part of Iditarod 42. A strategic decision divides two large packs of mushers as the second day of racing carries on through some of the most technically challenging stretches of trail.
Word is the trail is hard, icy, and fast this year. But 2013 Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey doesn’t put much stock into rumors. He says, “to be…
Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore work as a team to prepare healthy, race-ready dogs. Coming off his 2014 Yukon Quest victory, Allen Moore takes a back seat for the Iditarod, as Aliy runs their elite team, hoping for a finish at the top.
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