The flat, consistent, “treadmill”-like trail conditions of Iditarod’s alternate route in 2017 may have contributed to the relatively low number of dropped dogs — so far.
Spirits in Takotna were high Thursday, with a cluster of well-fed and rested mushers getting set to end their 24-hour layovers.
At the Iditarod restart in Willow, Anna and Kristy Berington anticipated continuing their tradition of mushing down the trail together — and talked about what difference it does (or doesn’t) make to be a female musher in the Iditarod.
It’s back! The 40th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off this Saturday, March 3rd at 10am, with the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. As KNOM news director Laureli Kinneen and reporter Ben Matheson prepare to cover the ceremonial start – they’ll be reporting live on KNOM’s airwaves from 10am to 12noon, Saturday – we’re preparing, too, for another year of following the Last Great Race.
audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman “Don’t run too fast” seems to be the mentality of many mushers on this year’s Iditarod trail. At times,…