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Feature Interviews (2010)

“Mush, Mon!”

Newton Marshall says he likes it in Alaska, and that’s a very good thing: the rookie Iditarod musher has traveled all the way from Jamaica to…

In Nikolai: Chris Adkins

A pack of mushers pulled out of the Nikolai checkpoint mid-morning on Wednesday. Among them was rookie musher Chris Adkins from Sand Coulee, Montana, the son…

In Nikolai: Jim Lanier

Pink duct tape, trail “roller coasters,” and hints of a new musical composition for this year’s race banquet: that’s what veteran musher Jim Lanier had to…

In Nikolai: New Generations

The Iditarod has long been a family affair. This year, a handful of young mushers are following their fathers on the trail: sometimes, literally. At the…

In Nikolai: Zack Steer

Musher Zack Steer was in an appreciative mood when he pulled into Nikolai on Tuesday. When our on-the-trail reporter Laureli caught up with him, he was…

In Nikolai: Aliy Zirkle

What will it take to make it to Nome in first place? Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle says she’ll need “a good dog team” and a double…

In Nikolai: Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey was doing better than he’d expected when he arrived in Nikolai on Tuesday morning, but as he told our race reporter Laureli, he still…