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Race Season

Serum Run Expedition Finishes in Nome

After traversing nearly 750 miles from Nenana, the 2020 Serum Run Expedition came to a close in Nome on Thursday afternoon. KNOM reporter, JoJo Phillips, spoke with Nome musher, Stephanie Johnson on the sea ice. If you missed KNOM’s coverage of the live finish, take a listen here:

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Nome-Golovin 200 Postponed After Being Delayed 24-Hours

Nome-Golovin competitor at the race start

UPDATE: Due to poor weather conditions, the 2020 Nome Golovin Race has been rescheduled for March 28th at noon. Racers will also have to signup again during a rescheduled meeting on the evening of March 26th. More details to come. ORIGINAL: Despite many canceled events around the state, snowmachiners from across Alaska will take off…

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Nome Iditarod Events Postponed Due to COVID-19 Threat

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

Iditarod mushers will still be finishing on Front Street in Nome next week, but the City of Nome will not be hosting any race-related festivities. All non-essential City buildings will be closed from March 14-31st due to concerns over a potential outbreak of COVID-19. After meetings with state medical officials, the Iditarod Trail Committee announced…

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One Rookie, One Veteran, Both Competing with ‘A-Team’ Dogs

All of the 2020 Iditarod teams are unique, but this year both Sean Underwood, a rookie, and Tim Pappas, a veteran, have the same opportunity to run what would be considered other mushers’ dogs. KNOM’s Davis Hovey spoke with these two mushers about their insights into the four-legged animals they’re traveling behind. On a sunny,…

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