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Martin Buser fought his way to a sixth place finish in Nome

Martin Buser Arrived under the burled arch this afternoon at 3:58pm. Appreciating a warm welcome from friends and family, Buser was overcome with emotion, and still reeling from the tough race that was Iditarod 42. Martin Buser was one of the many mushers to incur injury along the early parts of the trail who chose…

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Photos: Friday along the Yukon

Mushing along the Yukon

As the bulk of Iditarod 42’s competitors now move through the checkpoints of the Yukon River, there’s a palpable sense that the race – which has, of course, been going on for nearly a week – is finally becoming a real race. With more and more of the lead mushers finishing the mandatory layovers where the…

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On-Air Update: Friday, March 7 (12p)

The leaders are on the Yukon, making their way through Ruby, Galena, Nulato, and Kaltag. All racers have to take a mandatory 8 hour layover at one of these points along the river, so standings on paper are still not yet reliable on where mushers fall in the actual lineup. In Kaltag, it will become…

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Martin Buser, happy to take his Yukon rest in Ruby

Martin Buser approaches Ruby

It’s “perfect timing,” Martin Buser says, that the longtime musher arrived at Ruby at the time he did. His dogs were starting to slow down a bit in the Cripple–Ruby run, and after two long stretches of trail – Ophir to Cripple and Cripple to Ruby, each of which took him about 10 hours to…

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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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Buser: no 24 in Rohn this year

Martin Buser at the Ceremonial Start

Last year, Martin Buser turned heads with a somewhat-unorthodox mushing schedule, very early in the race. Leading the 2013 Iditarod pack through Yentna, Skwentna, Finger Lake, and Rainy Pass (the first four checkpoints after the official start in Willow, Alaska), the four-time champion bedded down in the Rohn checkpoint – and stayed there for a…

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