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Matthew and Rob, Fairbanks airport, Iditarod 2015

A Singular Year for the Iditarod

In March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race traversed the wilds of Alaska. As we’ve done every year, KNOM covered the incredible sporting event both from Nome and on-location: from the remote, interior Alaska checkpoints of this year’s unusual race route.

Aaron Burmeister and son riding the runners to finish in Iditarod 2015.

Burmeister Offered Warm Welcome Home

Third to Nome for Iditarod 2015, Aaron Burmeister was greeted by friends, family, and the Nome St. Lawrence Island Singers and Dancers. “The dogs performed phenomenal…I’m just honored to be the guy that was on the runners this year driving them to Nome.”

Tripod Flats cabin, on the trail from Kaltag to Unalakleet. Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM

Photos: Koyukuk To The Coast

Aliy Zirkle led Iditarod 2015 out of Koyukuk late Saturday morning, followed into the evening by Aaron Burmeister, Jeff King, Jessie Royer, and Dallas and Mitch Seavey. These frontrunners jockeyed for lead on the 154 mile run to the coast.