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Extended Interview: Sebastian Schnuelle Talks Iditarod 2012

Sebastian Schnuelle is a musher who’s raced the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. But he wasn’t mushing in Iditarod this year: instead, he followed the mushers along the trail on a snowmachine, sharing his experiences through blogs, Facebook posts, and photographs. Now retired from competitive mushing, he has unique insight into how mushers approach the…

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Brent Sass, Rookie of the Year (photos and audio)

Brent Sass is the Rookie of the Year of Iditarod 2012, the first rookie to pull under the Burled Arch. Sass – a veteran of the Yukon Quest, another long-distance sled dog race in Alaska – took 13th place in this year’s Iditarod, pulling to the finish line at 11:25am Wednesday morning. Hear our live…

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Under the Burled Arch, Hear Finishers 5 to 10

It’s been a busy Wednesday on Nome’s Front Street, as Iditarod mushers have continued to arrive: throughout the early morning hours and past daybreak. From sunset to sunrise, our reporters have been there to greet the top finishers of the Last Great Race. Hear our live finishes of 5th through 10th place: Peter Kaiser of…

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SEAVEY WINS

The Seavey legacy continues: Dallas Seavey, the son of former champion Mitch Seavey, has just won the 2012 Iditarod. At 25 years old, he is the youngest musher ever to win the Last Great Race. Just moments ago, Dallas Seavey and his sled dog team mushed up Nome’s Front Street and pulled under the Burled…

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Nome Could See 2012 Champ Around 6 or 7pm

Nome, Alaska is abuzz with all things Iditarod today. Our population has swelled with tourists, race officials and other visitors, and on many of their minds is a single question: when? Predicting Iditarod finishes is always tricky. A ballpark figure for the White Mountain-Nome run is 10 hours (7 hours to the Safety checkpoint, then…

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On-Air Update: Monday, March 12 (5pm)

With perhaps as little as 24 hours to go until the 2012 championship finish, Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson review the leaderboard – especially the mushers out of Koyuk and into/out of Elim – in Monday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update:

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In Unalakleet: Braxton Peterson, Keeping Pace with His Mentor

“It feels good,” Braxton Peterson says, to be in Unalakleet: not least because he shared time in the checkpoint with four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. Peterson – a rookie of the Last Great Race and a protégé of the Mackey kennel – talked with KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen in Unalakleet, where he said that…

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