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Iditarod 2013

In Takotna, Jonrowe outlines her “objectives”

“I want to get through this next, tough trail,” DeeDee Jonrowe says of the Iditarod route past Takotna, where her dog team took its mandatory 24-hour layover on Wednesday. “(In the past,) I’ve had a bad run on the Yukon, and it is SO not fun, for me or the dogs.” The Willow, Alaska musher…

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On-Air Update: Wednesday, March 6 (5pm)

Who’s out front – and who will be out front after Iditarod 41’s mushers have all completed their mandatory 24-hour layovers? In Wednesday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales join trail reporter Laureli Kinneen, live from Takotna, to talk about trail standings, the impact of warm but inclement weather, the Dorothy G.…

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Zirkle & Kaiser: resting in Takotna

Although many mushers breezed through Takotna today, headed toward more solitary checkpoints for their 24-hour rest, Pete Kaiser and Aliy Zirkle are among a larger group who decided to put their snow hooks down; giving their dogs and themselves some well-deserved rest. Takotna is about 300 miles into the 1000 mile race to Nome, and…

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In Takotna, right on schedule: Aaron Burmeister

This year’s Iditarod is shaping up to be a year for risks. Martin Buser surprised everyone early on, racing hard out of the gate 150 miles straight to Rohn. Possibly inspired by Buser’s bold move, a handful of mushers, led by Lance Mackey, are pushing beyond Takotna, a favored checkpoint for the mandatory 24-hour layover,…

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On-Air Update: Tuesday, March 5 (5pm)

In Tuesday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales talk about the leaders through Nikolai, the prize awaiting the first musher into McGrath, 24-hour layovers, an impressive lead rookie, and more:

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Cadzow and Lindner, keeping “steady” through Nikolai

Success in the Iditarod often turns not just on having a fast team, but, also, on knowing when to rest that team – and that’s just what mushers Josh Cadzow and Sonny Lindner were doing when they caught up with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen in Nikolai on Tuesday. For both competitors, their rest was part of…

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In Nikolai, planning ahead: Seavey, Kaiser, & Willomitzer

2012 Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey started the 2013 Iditarod without some of his best dogs, due to small injuries. So, he brought along some younger dogs from his family’s kennel. He’s focused on building the team over the beginning of the race, but still doesn’t count himself out as a contender for the win. While…

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