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Registration Open for 2019 K300

A banner reading "Start/Finish" and adorned with antlers hangs over an icy, snowy field against a colorful sunset.

So far, 19 mushers have signed up to race the 300-mile course from Bethel to Aniak and back. K300 race manager Madelene Reichard says “people have until December 15th, and then the entry fee goes up from $400 to $800.”

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At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, Tales from a Difficult Iditarod

A trophy of Joe Redington, Sr. — known as the father of the Iditarod — awaits the 2017 champion at the finisher's banquet in Nome on Sunday afternoon.

During the 2018 Nome banquet, each Iditarod finisher collected their winnings and took time to express gratitude. Although he didn’t finish this year’s Iditarod, veteran musher Scott Janssen was given the sportsmanship award for helping to rescue fellow musher Jim Lanier near the notoriously unpredictable stretch of Iditarod Trail known as the “blowhole.”

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Ulsom Wins Iditarod 2018

Close-up of musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom, wearing blue hat, sunglasses, black parka

Joar Leifseth Ulsom is the champion of Iditarod 2018. The Norwegian musher claimed his first Iditarod win at 3:01am Wednesday, arriving under the Burled Arch with 8 dogs.

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