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Richie Diehl, “loving it”

Richie Diehl, Takotna

“I’m loving it right now,” Richie Diehl says of the Iditarod trail through Takotna. After days of terrible trail – wrought by this winter’s unseasonable warmth and lack of snowfall – the route from Nikolai to McGrath and on to Takotna, Diehl says, was better. Much better. Despite the accident-prone conditions of the trail earlier…

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Louie Ambrose on his layover “mistake”

“I made a mistake declaring my layover,” rookie Louie Ambrose says of his recent run in Iditarod 2013. The St. Michael, Alaska musher (who was born in Tanana and raised in Galena) reports that he originally intended to take his mandatory 24-hour layover in Ophir but, in retrospect, wishes he had stopped in McGrath. Ultimately, Ambrose…

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In Takotna, Jonrowe outlines her “objectives”

“I want to get through this next, tough trail,” DeeDee Jonrowe says of the Iditarod route past Takotna, where her dog team took its mandatory 24-hour layover on Wednesday. “(In the past,) I’ve had a bad run on the Yukon, and it is SO not fun, for me or the dogs.” The Willow, Alaska musher…

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On-Air Update: Wednesday, March 6 (5pm)

Who’s out front – and who will be out front after Iditarod 41’s mushers have all completed their mandatory 24-hour layovers? In Wednesday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales join trail reporter Laureli Kinneen, live from Takotna, to talk about trail standings, the impact of warm but inclement weather, the Dorothy G.…

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Zirkle & Kaiser: resting in Takotna

Although many mushers breezed through Takotna today, headed toward more solitary checkpoints for their 24-hour rest, Pete Kaiser and Aliy Zirkle are among a larger group who decided to put their snow hooks down; giving their dogs and themselves some well-deserved rest. Takotna is about 300 miles into the 1000 mile race to Nome, and…

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