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On-Air Update: Monday, March 3 (12p)

speed: embrace it, or control it? This seems to be the question facing mushers for the early part of Iditarod 42. A strategic decision divides two large packs of mushers as the second day of racing carries on through some of the most technically challenging stretches of trail.

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Iditarod musher Jake Berkowitz, racing only against himself

Jake Berkowitz

“You’ve just got to play it as it goes,” Jake Berkowitz said. “I’m not here racing against any other dog team; I’m here racing to get to Nome as fast as possible with my dog team.” The Anchorage-based musher caught up with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen before the start of Iditarod 2014. Considering his reputation for exceptional…

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Ulsom’s prediction: “it’s going to be a race”

With Nome just 77 miles away, Iditarod 2013’s top rookie is eager to bring it on home. “I’m very excited,” Norway’s Joar Leifseth Ulsom says. “I had so much fun in this race.” For Ulsom, the final stretch of the trail may present its own challenges, especially with fellow mushers Nicolas Petit and Jake Berkowitz…

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Berkowitz, in White Mountain, keeping the focus on dog care

In White Mountain on Tuesday morning, Jake Berkowitz had ample reasons to feel upbeat. With easily the largest team in Iditarod’s top competitors – 15 dogs, compared to the 10 dogs of both Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle – Berkowitz emphasized his insistence upon looking after his team, even in the final hours of the…

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Berkowitz and 15 dogs in Koyuk

Big Lake’s Jake Berkowitz is one of a handful of mushers driving 15 or more dogs at this point in the race. 15 dogs means taking the time to change a lot of dog booties. But Jake says it’s worth it. His goal is to make it to Nome with as many happy and healthy…

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Berkowitz, in Kaltag, “in good spirits”

“The dogs are doing great,” Big Lake, Alaska’s Jake Berkowitz says, “and we’re in good spirits.” As of late Saturday night, the 26-year-old Berkowitz has ample reason to feel excited about his 2013 Iditarod run: he’s in 5th position and mushing with the largest team (15 dogs) of Iditarod’s top 20 competitors. But in his…

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On-Air Update: Sunday, March 11 (5pm)

In Sunday’s 5pm Iditarod Update, Ben Matheson and Ric Schmidt join trail reporter Laureli Kinneen – calling in from the Unalakleet checkpoint – to talk about the withdrawal of Jake Berkowitz, as well as the top leaders out of Unalakleet and lots more:

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Nikolai Roundup: Gebhardt, Berkowitz, Sass, Bailey, & Williams

At mid-week, it’s a time for rest for many of the mushers in Iditarod 40: including five of the competitors KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen interviewed last night in the checkpoint of Nikolai. Judging by their replies, the rest is well-deserved: the trail has presented challenges for both longtime veterans and Iditarod rookies. But, almost unanimously, the…

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