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Kuskokwim 300 2012

Rohn Buser is the 2012 K300 Champion

Crossing the finish line in Bethel at 11:42 this morning, 22-year old Rohn Buser is the 2012 Kuskokwim 300 champion. Rohn Buser, son of Iditarod legend Martin Buser, won the race with a team of 10 dogs. Marking his third attempt at the K300, the young Buser said he knew he had control of the…

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6 p.m. Update – Mackey and Company in Front.

14 teams are out of Aniak moving through Whitefish Lake area. After completing their 6-hour rest in Kalskag, the top teams blazed through the Aniak checkpoint to begin the second half of the race. Lance Mackey was first out of Aniak, but two other mushers—Rohn Buser, and defending champion Paul Gebhardt— were within 10 minutes. …

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In at Kalskag, a Waiting Game

This morning saw a full house at Kalskag: all mushers save one (Scott Smith) appeared to be taking their 6 hour rest, and so it was a waiting game to see who would be leaving when. KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen called in to update us on when the mushers should be leaving (with their times adjusted…

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Ready to Cover the Kusko 300!

It’s race season once again in Western Alaska, and at KNOM, we’re excited to be reporting on the sled-dog and snowmachine teams that will be racing across our region in the coming months. This weekend (January 20-22), we’ll be bringing you special coverage of the 2012 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, which – as seen…

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