It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.
“I wore three pairs of pants…” The 2016-17 volunteer class discusses all things Iron Dog for the audio blog this week.
2016 winners Tyler Aklestad and Tyson Johnson of team #8 are currently holding onto first position as they head back on the trail to the finish line in Fairbanks.
The 2017 race from Anchorage to Fairbanks starts on February 18th, with halfway ceremonies in Nome scheduled on February 22nd.
Maddie gets into the race season groove.
The same team to make it first into Nome, Team 8 — Tyson Johnson and Tyler Aklestad — crossed the finish line to claim the $65,000 first place prize.
Highlights of KNOM’s 2016 Iron Dog coverage: including live reporting, daily updates, and feature stories.
Iron Dog racers spent Wednesday in Nome’s city garage for timed repairs.
Tyler Aklestad and Tyson Johnson were the first Iron Dog racers into Nome on Tuesday, securing the $10,000 prize awarded at the halfway finish line.
The first Iron Dog teams arrived in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, led by the rec class team of Scott Ferreira of Kotzebue and Kent Smith of Marquette, Michigan.