Out of Fairbanks, through Nenana, and on to Manley Hot Springs before a long stretch of running on the river — that was the first day of this year’s Iditarod.
From Aniak, Bethel, Nome, and Kotzebue, some of western Alaska’s mushers share their thoughts on their teams and the 1000 miles of trail that lay ahead.
Former Iditarod champions look at this year’s Iditarod, surveying their teams, their races this year so far, and the unfamiliar trail that lies ahead.
Brent Sass and the Allen Moore / Aliy Zirkle “A” team are fresh from the Yukon Quest, certain contenders for the 2015 Iditarod.
Quam dedicated the win to his family after a year of personal loss; Faeo becomes Iron Dog’s first second-generation champ after seven 1st-place wins by father John Faeo.
Officials cite trail conditions, logistics, and “changes to racer needs” as reasons for the cancelation.
A recap of Sunday night’s Iditarod finisher’s banquet, with a photo gallery and banquet-address audio from Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, and Mitch Seavey.
Despite being passed at the last minute by competitor Dan Kaduce, Kotzebue musher Katherine Keith was in superb spirits upon arriving in Nome – in 32nd…
Kotzebue’s John Baker pulled into Nome as the sun began to rise to finish his run of the 2014 Iditarod. Placing 19th this year, 2011 champion…
With his sister standing beside him under the Burled Arch – and boisterous race fans literally singing and dancing by the race chute – musher Mike…