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Robert Sorlie arrives in Cripple

Robert Sorlie

Upon arriving at the Cripple checkpoint this (Thursday) morning – at 9:09am – Robert Sorlie’s dog team was looking very good. The Norwegian musher agreed, saying he was “very satisfied” with his team and that his 16 dogs were “excellent.” Hear Robert Sorlie in Cripple: [please check back for complete audio interview] Robert Sorlie departed…

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In photos: Cripple

Dog team supply bags (2)

Windy, cold, and frosty this Thursday morning, the checkpoint of Cripple is the official half-way point of Iditarod’s northern route (followed in even years). A few photos from Cripple: 

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At Cripple, Petit “ready to move a little faster”

Nicholas Petit in Cripple

In Cripple on Thursday morning, Nicholas Petit was feeling good, and seemingly, so were his dogs. In his interview with our trail reporter, Laureli, Petit said that he’s been keeping with a strategy of not running his dogs too fast – a strategy that he hopes will make his dogs less prone to injury. “Slow…

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Hugh Neff, in Cripple, “all about getting to Nome”

Hugh Neff in Cripple

“For me,” Hugh Neff says, “it’s not just about racing. It’s about exploring, too.” The Tok, Alaska musher’s exploratory spirit has taken him mushing around the world – not just up and down the Iditarod trail, but also to races elsewhere in the state, to Norway, and soon to New Zealand, where Neff says he’ll…

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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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Seavey, in Cripple: “I’m out here to win”

“This is a special team,” Mitch Seavey says of his 2012 sled dogs, and he’s got the split times to prove it. Seavey was second into the Cripple checkpoint, arriving 2:16pm Thursday afternoon. (Jim Lanier arrived there first, winning a first-to-Cripple prize of $3,000.) Seavey, however, arrived in Cripple first among the mushers who’d completed…

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