“I had a big master plan to go almost nonstop,” says Anderson. But his plan—and his sled—had to adapt to meet his team’s needs on this new and unpredictable trail.
The brothers have been traveling as a duo since Tanana, where Lance Mackey’s hands first gave him trouble in the sub-zero temperatures. But Jason Mackey says he isn’t doing his brother any favors — he’s just lucky to be learning from an Iditarod legend.
“I hope that we’re always a threat in this race,” says Dallas Seavey. “We’re not always gonna win it, but we’re always gonna be a threat.”
Resting in Galena, Ray Redington, Jr. and Jessie Royer reflect on their races in light of the warmer preparation each team had this season.
Under clear, cold skies, the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race brought out a sizable crowd of spectators — and competitors — to the sea ice at Nome’s southern shoreline.
Full standings for today’s race are now available. Congratulations to Andrew Harrelson: the champion of Nome-Golovin 2015 and this year’s fastest rookie.
Huslia, in photos: mushers are greeted with a warm community welcome, warm food, and hot water.
On his 32nd Iditarod, pulling into Huslia, Martin Buser reassesses his team and his race: “If I make this race so important that I compromise my values, then I’m a loser. That’s what I don’t want to happen.”
“Shocked” to be first into Huslia, Aaron Burmeister basks in the checkpoint’s hospitality. Happy to see his sick team feeling healthy again, he turns his sights to the coast.
In photos: the 119 mile trail run from Tanana to Ruby, and along the way, an oasis: the Kokrine Bible Camp.