For the elder Seavey, winning a third Iditarod is a big accomplishment, but it’s not his last. He’s still at the height of his career, he says, with more yet to do.
A worthy advantage or a “lame rule”? Iditarod mushers aren’t all of the same mind regarding the decision allowing two-way communication devices, like cellphones, on the trail.
Friday night, 20 teams will depart from the Kuskokwim 300 starting line in Bethel, vying for the champion’s share of the largest K-300 purse to date: $150,000 in total.
The countdown is on for the start of the 2017 Iditarod Sled-dog race on March 4th.
Sign-ups for the next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Saturday. 40 veterans and 12 rookies are on the list so far to compete in 2017.
Norway’s Joar Leifseth Ulsom led the large contingent of Scandinavian mushers into Nome on Tuesday, finishing in 6th place.
On Friday, some Iditarod mushers chose to push their teams before taking the mandatory break on the Yukon River.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who finished Iditarod 43 in 6th place on Wednesday, had relatively few words to describe his 2015 run — but the words he did say were positive ones.
On the Yukon this week, some of Iditarod’s top competitors were striving to keep competitive by keeping the focus on dog care.
Nome musher Rolland Trowbridge and Iditarod veteran Ray Redington, Jr. will be among the rookies running the 2015 Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks.