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In Kaltag, Aaron Burmeister “hoping we can maintain it”

Aaron Burmeister in Kaltag

Against considerable odds, Aaron Burmeister and his dogs continue to do well in the Last Great Race. The Nome-raised Iditarod musher was fourth into the Kaltag checkpoint early Saturday morning (at 5:26am). In an interview with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen, Burmeister said that Kaltag is the first checkpoint where it’s really dawned upon him that “we’re…

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In Cripple, Aaron Burmeister on “the toughest run of my life”

Aaron Burmeister in Cripple

In Cripple on Thursday morning, Nome-raised Aaron Burmeister was determined to see the finish line in the 2014 race, despite an Iditarod run that’s tested him both physically and emotionally. It was “probably the toughest run of my life” pulling into Cripple, Burmeister says. There have been a lot of superlative descriptions of the trail’s…

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At race’s start, Western Alaskan mushers take stock of challenges behind them – and yet to come

Pete Kaiser

It’s been a season of non-ideal trail conditions for Iditarod mushers, and that’s certainly true for the competitors from Alaska’s western regions. For Pete Kaiser, a young but highly accomplished musher and Iditarod veteran, poor conditions prompted him to move his training activities this year to Nenana, Alaska from his hometown of Bethel (on the…

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