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Feature Interviews (2010)

In Takotna: Ruth, from Germany

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race truly is an international event. Mushers have come from Norway, Canada, and, this year, from Jamaica, and in the Takotna checkpoint,…

Overheard on the Trail

What does it sound like on the trail? Earlier this week, when our race reporter Laureli was in Takotna, she grabbed a few sounds from the…

In Takotna: Allen Moore

Veteran musher Allen Moore has already seen a lot in Iditarod 38, including a wide variety of trail conditions and even a runaway dog team. Moore…

In Takotna: Mitch Seavey

We caught up with Mitch Seavey during his 24-hour layover in Takotna. The former Iditarod champ talked about what happens during the layover (“eat, sleep, feed…

In Takotna: DeeDee Jonrowe

Veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe was grateful to take her 24-hour layover in Takotna. Both she and her dog team were ready for a rest: especially…

In Takotna: Jeff King

Jeff King pulled into the Takotna checkpoint first. He’d like to do the same at the finish line in Nome, but for the time being, he’s…

In Takotna: Hugh Neff

Takotna, as Hugh Neff describes it, is a sort of “mushing nirvana.” The veteran musher says he almost pushed on to Ophir for his 24-hour layover,…