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In Nikolai, Rick Swenson Seems Right at Home

Rick Swenson knows the Iditarod as perhaps no other living person does. The only five-time winner of the Last Great Race, Swenson has been mushing in Alaska since 1973. Forty years in, Swenson is still determined to be competitive with his peers, whose talent he rates as “awesome.” In his interview in Nikolai with KNOM’s…

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Iditarod 40: Western AK Mushers

Reigning champion John Baker is the first Inupiaq champion in the history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Last year, he won in record time of 8 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes and 39 seconds and says his dogs appear faster this season: When asked which mushers Baker is concerned about, he did not mention four-time…

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On-Air Update: Tuesday, March 8 (5pm)

audio by Ric Schmidt, Ben Matheson, and Laureli Kinneen Hear one of our on-air updates from Tuesday night. In this 5pm broadcast, Ric, Ben, and Laureli – on the phone from the trail – talk about Paul Gebhardt’s scratch, the fast trail, and lots more: Again, you can hear Iditarod Updates on KNOM (96.1fm, 780am)…

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Nikolai Roundup: Neff, Swenson, Lindner, (Ramey) Smyth

text by David Dodman; audio by Laureli Kinneen For Hugh Neff, outcomes on the Iditarod trail are “a matter of fate, timing, and whatever Mother Nature has in store.” With regards to Mother Nature, at least, Neff and many of his fellow mushers seemed keenly aware of the weather on Tuesday. When he talked with…

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