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Takotna or Elsewhere: Teams Begin 24-Hour Mandatory Rest Time

Iditarod teams are taking their 24-hour breaks at checkpoints across Alaska’s Interior. KNOM’s Ben Matheson has more from Takotna about how mushers are making the most out of their biggest rest period of the race and preparing for the miles to come. Tim Pappas is cooking up a big meal for his dogs in an…

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13 Rookies Test Training and Dreams in 2020 Iditarod

Among the 57 mushers running the 2020 Iditarod, 13 rookies are on their way to Nome following the restart Sunday in Willow. KNOM’s Ben Matheson reports: As Quince Mountain plots his run and rest schedule for his first Iditarod, he’s weighing his options for camping between checkpoints and facing an unpredictable trail. He’s not sure…

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