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Iditarod 2014

Leading the Norwegians into Nome in fourth: Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Joar Leifseth Ulsom, Norway’s leader in this year’s Iditarod, pulled under the burled arch at 10:01am this morning, completing Iditarod 42 in 8 days 19 hours 1 minute and 1 second. Ulsom improved on last year’s finish, in seventh place as “Rookie of the Year,” by pulling into Nome in fourth place for Iditarod 42. Holding the…

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Third to Nome, Mitch Seavey

Arriving under the burled arch at 7:39am, Mitch Seavey was the third musher to officially finish Iditarod 42, greeted by his son Dallas. Dallas explained the surprise of his recent win, which was news to Mitch as well, but not a shock: “On second thought, it’s not a huge surprise, things like that happen. Sometimes…

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Dallas Seavey & Aliy Zirkle finish two minutes apart

Dallas Seavey, the 2014 Iditarod champion

As this year’s Iditarod reached a late turning point in a jumble of the leaders, Dallas Seavey was unaware he was approaching his second victory coming into the finish line. Charging up the chute just two minutes later, Aliy Zirkle was also unaware of how close she was to catching the leader. Both logged finishes…

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Jeff King scratches

Jeff King, talking to the press

In a stunning turn of events, musher Jeff King has scratched from Iditarod 42. The musher, who was in a commanding lead mere hours ago – a lead that, in most Iditarod years, would have been likely insurmountable – was stopped just shy of the Safety checkpoint by severely strong winds. According to Iditarod.com’s Joe…

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On-Air Update: Monday, March 10 (12p)

Mushers are making their way to the finish in Nome, arriving at the final checkpoint requiring a mandatory layover: White Mountain. After this, the race is truly on to Nome. Jeff King will hit the trail at 3:02p and Aliy Zirkle will follow at 3:59p. Four mushers have made it to this checkpoint, including King…

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In Unalakleet: rookie Abbie West, traversing the Great Land

Abbie West interviews with Laureli, Unalakleet

Caring for her dogs under clear skies in Unalakleet on Sunday afternoon, Abbie West, in sizing up her first experience with the Iditarod, seemed content to balance the good with the bad. It’s definitely been a challenge, she says, but also an adventure. And besides, she’s currently the lead rookie. West spoke with Laureli Kinneen…

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