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Iditarod 2010

In Nikolai: Sebastian Schnuelle

As of 3:45pm (Alaska Time), 21 teams have arrived at the Nikolai checkpoint: including current first-position musher Sebastian Schnuelle. Our Iditarod reporter Laureli is in Nikolai and spent a few minutes with Sebastian. He shared a bit of his experiences on the trail from Rohn to Nikolai (called the “Farewell Burn,” it’s traditionally one of…

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Three Teams Scratch: Suprenant, DeNure, Hendrickson

Three mushers have scratched from Iditarod 38. According to Iditarod Race Headquarters, Michael Suprenant (bib #30), Zoya DeNure (bib #5), and Karin Hendrickson (bib #23) have all scratched at the Rainy Pass checkpoint, as of late Tuesday morning. Michael Suprenant scratched at 10:00am Tuesday with 16 dogs. Zoya DeNure officially scratched at 10:15am with 15…

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In Nikolai: Volunteers

The Iditarod depends on countless volunteers, many of them from outside Alaska (and even the United States). They give of their time, their money, and their energy to help make the race happen. Our race reporter Laureli was in the Nikolai checkpoint on Monday afternoon and got to meet two such devoted volunteers: Suzanne and…

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On-Air Update: Monday March 8

At KNOM studios, we’re keeping tabs on the Iditarod with daily Iditarod updates: at 9am, 12noon, 5pm and 10pm. We’ll be posting audio from our 5pm updates throughout the race. Here’s Monday’s update. Ric and Linda host; they’re joined by Laureli, calling in from Iditarod checkpoint Nikolai: http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2010/03/iditarod-2010/03_08_5pmiditarodupdate.mp3 To learn more about our on-air coverage,…

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In Anchorage, Many Reasons to Cheer

The Iditarod attracts both competitors and fans for many different reasons; some are drawn to the race by a love for dogs, others by family tradition, or hometown pride, or, simply, by a fascination with Alaska. At this Saturday’s ceremonial start, the mushers and supporters who packed the streets of Anchorage each had his or…

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From Australia to Alaska: Iditarod Vet Mike Glascoigne

The flight from Brisbane, Australia to Southcentral Alaska is quite long – and expensive. But for 16 years, Mike Glascoigne has been taking that journey: to serve as a volunteer veterinarian in the Iditarod. Mike recently spoke with our Iditarod reporter on the trail, Laureli Kinneen. He shared what’s brought him back to the Iditarod,…

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Jeff King’s “Last” Iditarod

Multiple-time Iditarod champion Jeff King says that Iditarod 2010 will be his last: at least, his last as a competitor. He’s already sold his dogs (effective after this year’s race is over), and he says he’d like to leave on a high note. King recently spoke with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen in Anchorage on his outlook…

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Could 2010 be a Record-Breaker?

Iditarod finish line

Ice, less snow, and relatively warm weather: that’s what Iditarod 2010 mushers can expect on this year’s trail. That combination could set the stage for an exceptionally fast race: or it could make for an unusually rough trail. Our news director Laureli is in Anchorage for the start of Iditarod 38. She sampled the opinions…

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At the Vet Check

“The Iditarod is the ultimate challenge”: that’s according to Iditarod rookie and Unalakleet resident William “Middie” Johnson, who spoke with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen earlier this week. Laureli will be on the trail throughout Iditarod 2010. She caught up with Johnson at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla; they were both there for the vet check, in which…

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