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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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At the Old Woman Cabin, Butcher’s Family Recalls Her Legacy

“People see her as a wonderful dog musher, and she most definitely was,” Tekla Monson says of the late musher Susan Butcher, a four-time champion of the Iditarod. “But she was (also) an amazing mother… She was dedicated to being a mother.” Monson speaks from direct experience; she’s the daughter of Susan Butcher and David Monson.…

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Allen Moore: Aliy Zirkle’s Dogs Looking “Really Good”

Aliy Zirkle’s team “still (has) some gas left in the tank,” Allen Moore told KNOM in Unalakleet. They’re “still perky.” Moore is an Iditarod veteran and the husband of Aliy Zirkle, with whom he shares a dog kennel. Although Moore isn’t running the Iditarod this year, he shared his impressions of his wife’s team with…

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Willomitzer: “I might have to pull out”

Gerry Willomitzer had a long run – a very long run – coming into Unalakleet. After nearly 24 hours on the trail from Kaltag, Willomitzer finally arrived into Unalakleet a few minutes before 4am Monday morning. His dogs, Willomitzer said, were not looking good. It was “a rough run in(to) here,” he said, noting that his…

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Kaiser: It was “Soft and Slow” Coming in to Unalakleet

In Unalakleet, Bethel’s Pete Kaiser talked about the state of his Iditarod race with KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen. Kaiser said it was “soft and slow” in the latter part of the run from Kaltag to Unalakleet (beyond the Old Woman cabin, a common resting place for inbound mushers), but he hoped his dogs could…

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