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In Anvik, Petit lauds his “happy leaders”

In the Anvik checkpoint, Girdwood, Alaska’s Nicholas Petit is taking his 8-hour, Yukon-River layover – along with a sled dog team that, seemingly, has made him a very happy musher in Iditarod 2013. Asked by KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen what he has learned in this year’s Iditarod – only his second time in the…

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A rookie way out front: Joar Leifseth Ulsom, in Anvik

Joar Leifseth Ulsom says his dogs are “running at a nice pace,” which, on Friday morning, seems like an understatement. The 26-year-old Norwegian is an accomplished musher internationally but a rookie to the Last Great Race, and by a sizable margin, he’s easily the lead rookie of this year’s Iditarod (so far, at least). Ulsom…

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Burmeister Upbeat at Iditarod

After resting for 5 hours 19 minutes, Aaron Burmeister left Iditarod at 6:05pm Thursday – most likely for a 90-mile run through the hills to Shageluk and on to Anvik. Two teams departed before him – Martin Buser at 2pm and Aliy Zirkle at 5:20pm. Burmeister left with 15 dogs and hinted that when his…

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