KNOM has covered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year since its inception in 1973. The 2017 Iditarod was a red-letter year both for its competitors and for our mission and its listeners.
Among the special awards at the Sunday banquet were two given to Jessie Royer: the Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award and the Most Inspirational Musher Award.
“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.
Mitch Seavey finished a 1,000-mile journey in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, winning Iditarod 2017. See photos of his last 3 miles on the trail.
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.
Mitch Seavey has just arrived at the Nome finish line, claiming his third championship in the Iditarod.
Race leader Mitch Seavey is firmly in the lead of Iditarod 2017. Church bells made it official as he pulled into White Mountain late Monday.
Mitch Seavey’s speed continues to exceed expectations. With Seavey out of the Safety checkpoint at 1:10pm Tuesday, an arrival in Nome as early as 3:30–4:00pm is now possible.
Iditarod teams have left the Yukon and reached the Bering Sea coast. Mushers are shedding equipment, dropping slow dogs, and looking to make a move in the final 300 miles.
Mitch Seavey was first to Kaltag Saturday night. He has a strong position for now but knows it’s still a long way to Nome — especially with his son close on his heels.