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Posts Tagged ‘Iditarod Trail Committee’

At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, Tales from a Difficult Iditarod

A trophy of Joe Redington, Sr. — known as the father of the Iditarod — awaits the 2017 champion at the finisher's banquet in Nome on Sunday afternoon.

During the 2018 Nome banquet, each Iditarod finisher collected their winnings and took time to express gratitude. Although he didn’t finish this year’s Iditarod, veteran musher Scott Janssen was given the sportsmanship award for helping to rescue fellow musher Jim Lanier near the notoriously unpredictable stretch of Iditarod Trail known as the “blowhole.”

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Doping Scandal Plagues Iditarod: What Happened, and What’s Next

Dallas Seavey on his

The state sport of Alaska, dog mushing, has long been free from doping controversy. Not so any more. Four dogs on four-time champion Dallas Seavey’s team tested positive for a prohibited pain-reliever this year. KNOM’s Gabe Colombo goes in-depth with a review of Seavey’s statements, the available facts about this ongoing story, and the direction it’s headed.

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