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At Cripple, Petit “ready to move a little faster”

Nicholas Petit in Cripple

In Cripple on Thursday morning, Nicholas Petit was feeling good, and seemingly, so were his dogs. In his interview with our trail reporter, Laureli, Petit said that he’s been keeping with a strategy of not running his dogs too fast – a strategy that he hopes will make his dogs less prone to injury. “Slow…

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Nicholas Petit, back for more after a “fun” Iditarod 2013

Nicholas Petit

Nicholas Petit had a fantastic Iditarod last year. In only his third run in the Last Great Race, the Girdwood, Alaska musher placed 6th: perhaps prompted in part, he says, by an 8.5-hour layover in the Unalakleet checkpoint (on the Norton Sound coast, late in the race), after which he had a “flying machine for…

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In Anvik, Petit lauds his “happy leaders”

In the Anvik checkpoint, Girdwood, Alaska’s Nicholas Petit is taking his 8-hour, Yukon-River layover – along with a sled dog team that, seemingly, has made him a very happy musher in Iditarod 2013. Asked by KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen what he has learned in this year’s Iditarod – only his second time in the…

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