The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) is taking steps to tighten security along the race route in the near future. The move comes after October’s announcement that four dogs on four-time champion Dallas Seavey’s team tested positive for the prohibited painkiller tramadol at the end of the 2017 race.

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Dallas Seavey on his

The state sport of Alaska, dog mushing, has long been free from doping controversy. Not so any more. Four dogs on four-time champion Dallas Seavey’s team tested positive for a prohibited pain-reliever this year. KNOM’s Gabe Colombo goes in-depth with a review of Seavey’s statements, the available facts about this ongoing story, and the direction it’s headed.

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Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey and his sled dogs, mushing on a snowy tundra landscape.

KNOM has covered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year since its inception in 1973. The 2017 Iditarod was a red-letter year both for its competitors and for our mission and its listeners.

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