“9th place in under 9 days? It’s crazy,” Pete Kaiser commented on Wednesday. The fast finishes of Iditarod 2017 are a sign of an “evolving” race, the Bethel musher said.
“I’m about playing by the rules. If it’s in the rulebook and I did it, then it’s pretty cut and dry. We don’t read the whole rule book and memorize it.”
Halfway to Nome, the real racing has begun.
Ken Anderson and Nicolas Petit round out the top 10 finishers for Iditarod 43, in 9th and 10th respectively.
“I had a big master plan to go almost nonstop,” says Anderson. But his plan—and his sled—had to adapt to meet his team’s needs on this new and unpredictable trail.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
photos by David Dodman
audio by the KNOM Staff; photos by David Dodman In the past two days, Nome has been buzzing with Iditarod; as of dinnertime Wednesday night, the…
audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman “Be patient” and “go slow”: that’s the mentality of Ken Anderson for the race he’s run so far.…