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Doing the math: when to Nome?

With Iditarod 42’s leaders now well into the Norton Sound coast checkpoints, it’s time to break out the calculator. It’s far too early to predict a champion, but how about when the championship finish might happen? As with every year, let’s get a big caveat out of the way: this is a race, of course, which…

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On-Air Update: Sunday, March 9 (12p)

The top seven leaders of Iditarod 42 are out of Shaktoolik, continuing the run on the bare, icy, tundra of a trail up the coast. As Aliy remains in lead, followers may actually have an advantage as their dogs are following her scent over a somewhat new trail compared to past years. Reroute after reroute,…

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Aliy Zirkle, first to the Norton Sound

Aliy Zirkle, mushing into Unalakleet

“I didn’t know until 8 miles ago that Martin (Buser) wasn’t ahead of me,” Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle said at the Unalakleet checkpoint Saturday evening. Pulling into Unalakleet well within daylight hours – 4:39pm on Saturday – Zirkle was praised for her fast, potentially record-breaking arrival time. A large crowd of well-wishers and race fans was…

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Photos: Friday along the Yukon

Mushing along the Yukon

As the bulk of Iditarod 42’s competitors now move through the checkpoints of the Yukon River, there’s a palpable sense that the race – which has, of course, been going on for nearly a week – is finally becoming a real race. With more and more of the lead mushers finishing the mandatory layovers where the…

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