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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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Burmeister in White Mountain: proud of his team

Nome’s Aaron Burmeister pulled into White Mountain this morning, after a “beautiful run” from Elim, with northern lights and shooting stars blazing the sky. He talked with KNOM about his race, the unfortunate sickness that struck his team, and their plan for the finish: “I’m just going to soak it all up and enjoy it,…

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On-Air Update: Monday, March 11 (5pm)

In Monday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, KNOM staffers past and present – general manager Ric Schmidt and longtime news director Paul Korchin, visiting from Fairbanks – pondered the factors affecting the final 24 hours of Iditarod 41. Has the 2013 race become a “déjà vu” moment – a repeat of Mitch Seavey’s championship finish in…

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From Koyuk, Aliy Zirkle

Leaders are surging forward in the 2013 Iditarod. Currently in third position, Aliy Zirkle is fighting to keep her name in the game as the race hugs the coast into Nome. She started racing a bit on the run from Shaktoolik to Koyuk, jockeying positions with Aaron Burmeister and Ray Redington, Jr. But then, she says,…

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On-Air Update: Sunday, March 10 (5pm)

Mitch Seavey, Aaron Burmeister, and Jeff King lead the first wave of mushers from Unalakleet to Shaktoolik. Many others are waiting in Unalakleet, resting their dogs after the long run from Kaltag. In Sunday evening’s 5pm Iditarod update, KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen reports first-hand on the action in and out of Unalakleet. Daynee and Josh continue…

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In Unalakleet, Burmeister reports a “long night”

For Aaron Burmeister, getting onto the Norton Sound coast was far from easy. “The run last night took the wind out of my sails, unfortunately,” he told KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen earlier today. “It was a long night.” Speaking in Unalakleet on Sunday, the Iditarod veteran remained focused on his dogs. The many challenges of the Kaltag-to-Unalakleet…

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