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On-Air Update: Tuesday, March 5 (5pm)

In Tuesday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales talk about the leaders through Nikolai, the prize awaiting the first musher into McGrath, 24-hour layovers, an impressive lead rookie, and more:

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Cadzow and Lindner, keeping “steady” through Nikolai

Success in the Iditarod often turns not just on having a fast team, but, also, on knowing when to rest that team – and that’s just what mushers Josh Cadzow and Sonny Lindner were doing when they caught up with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen in Nikolai on Tuesday. For both competitors, their rest was part of…

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In Nikolai, planning ahead: Seavey, Kaiser, & Willomitzer

2012 Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey started the 2013 Iditarod without some of his best dogs, due to small injuries. So, he brought along some younger dogs from his family’s kennel. He’s focused on building the team over the beginning of the race, but still doesn’t count himself out as a contender for the win. While…

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In Nikolai: Burmeister and Mackey, surprising themselves

The race was into Nikolai this morning, and Nome’s Aaron Burmeister arrived in first position at 8:11am, followed less than an hour later by Lance Mackey in second position. The two front runners are surprised not to find more teams into the checkpoint. Several were camped along the trail, getting extra rest before making the…

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Nikolai Roundup: Gebhardt, Berkowitz, Sass, Bailey, & Williams

At mid-week, it’s a time for rest for many of the mushers in Iditarod 40: including five of the competitors KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen interviewed last night in the checkpoint of Nikolai. Judging by their replies, the rest is well-deserved: the trail has presented challenges for both longtime veterans and Iditarod rookies. But, almost unanimously, the…

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