Dog teams will pass through six Western Alaska villages. The winner is expected across the finish line on Saturday.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
The Nome-Council 200 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Challenging Nome’s Diana Haecker and Stephanie Johnson is Paul Hansen of Kotzebue.
With a time of 2:07:09, West won the C Class and was named the race’s overall champion. Dora Hughes won the Women’s Class, clocking a time of 1:47:03 on the shorter course.
Highlights of KNOM’s 2016 Iron Dog coverage: including live reporting, daily updates, and feature stories.
The Kuskokwim 300 starts this Friday, and Diana Haecker will be running the race for the first time.
The race’s roster includes 11 rookies and 14 veteran mushers, including defending champion Brent Sass of Eureka.
Ayla Knodel took first place in the annual contest that has Alaska students create artwork for the commemorative button sold along the trail.
It’s the world’s longest race of snowmachines – Alaskan parlance for snowmobiles – and last month, it passed through our region. The Iron Dog Snowmachine Race…
In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Mike Morgan and Chris Olds are the first in to the mid-race layover in Nome; The Nome Board of Ed discusses the…