Kobuk 440 race coordinator Carmen Daggett says the first teams are expected to cross the finish line in Kotzebue sometime late Sunday or early Monday.
72 teams will compete on this year’s trail from Fairbanks to Nome. The race begins in 12 days, with the ceremonial start on March 4th.
Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
“This is a special team,” Mitch Seavey says of his 2012 sled dogs, and he’s got the split times to prove it. Seavey was second into…