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In photos: Rohn

Iditarod 42’s leaders are currently out of the Ophir checkpoint; its back-of-the-pack, meanwhile, is out of the Rohn checkpoint. In photos, here’s a quick look back at the beautiful Rohn checkpoint. (There’s no internet there, and owing to some technical difficulties yesterday, these pictures span Monday night into Tuesday morning.)

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Buser: no 24 in Rohn this year

Martin Buser at the Ceremonial Start

Last year, Martin Buser turned heads with a somewhat-unorthodox mushing schedule, very early in the race. Leading the 2013 Iditarod pack through Yentna, Skwentna, Finger Lake, and Rainy Pass (the first four checkpoints after the official start in Willow, Alaska), the four-time champion bedded down in the Rohn checkpoint – and stayed there for a…

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Leaving first from Iditarod: Martin Buser

Martin Buser is moving into the lead this afternoon, the first to hit the trail heading from Iditarod to Shageluk. For the moment, he’s in the lead of this great race. The question everyone has on their mind is if he can maintain that lead. Buser acknowledges the risk he’s taken this year: “Anytime you make…

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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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Failor: “There’s only 750 miles left”

In Rohn, two mushers – Martin Buser and Matt Failor, Buser’s dog-handler-turned-musher – are bucking an Iditarod trend. The two competitors – running “A” and “B” teams from Buser’s kennel, respectively – turned heads when they decided to take their 24-hour layovers in Rohn yesterday. They’ll both be eligible to depart later today (Tuesday), and…

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