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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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Live Iditarod Finishes: Seavey, Zirkle, Smyth

It was an exciting Tuesday night in Nome, as the first three finishers in the 2012 Iditarod – Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, and Ramey Smyth – pulled under the Burled Arch. Hear our live, finish-line coverage of all three finishes. There’s lots more to come – including photos. Dallas Seavey of Willow, Alaska – 2012…

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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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Iditarod: This is it!

I just came back from first mic’ing my last 9am Iditarod update. The lead mushers were out of White Mountain this morning, finishing up a mandatory eight hour rest at the second-to-last checkpoint on the trail before they cross the finish line under the burled arch in Nome. In a few hours, maybe as early…

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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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Colleen Robertia: “The dogs saved my life last night”

Colleen Robertia came into Unalakleet in need of rest and recuperation – both for herself and for her dogs. She says she’s not accustomed to the colder weather of northwestern Alaska. The cold, dry climate of the last stretches of the Iditarod trail, Robertia says, can quickly dehydrate her sled dogs and freeze the moisture…

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