Kevin Harper nabbed the win in the 130-mile Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race Monday. Jimmy Lanier and Andrew Nolan finished second and third, respectively. The race, which featured 11 mushers (aged 14 to 17) this year, started on Sunday. Due to the poor weather conditions that have plagued snow sports all winter long, the race was […]
Less than three weeks after moving the Iditarod restart from Willow to Fairbanks, the Iditarod committee is making yet another change. Organizers had planned to move the restart to the Chena River behind Pike’s Landing, but because of deteriorating conditions on the river the restart will be moved to Dale Road, less than a mile […]
Musher Sarah Stokey withdrew from the Iditarod Wednesday night. Her husband, Travis Beals, will remain in the race. On the Iditarod Trail Committee Facebook page, the 26-year old from Seward cited the tremendous challenges of training in Seward, despite a lack of snow. It forced Stokey and Beals to travel nearly 20,000 miles since September to find pockets where they could effectively manage their teams and get the proper […]
Iditarod veteran Rick Casillo talks preparation for his sixth turn on the trail.
It was a frenzy of activity inside the Airland Transport in Anchorage on Wednesday morning as mushers dropped off food for the Last Great Race. Because of Tuesday’s record-high 44-degree temperature, many waited to get their gear packed. “We kept all the meat in the freezer until the very last second,” said Iditarod veteran Rick […]
An influx of mushing fans has Fairbanks officials worried about traffic jams when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has its official start next month. Race officials last week decided to move the restart of the race from Willow to Fairbanks because of a lack of snow. The ceremonial start remains in Anchorage on March […]
In the video above, mushers DeeDee Jonrowe, Anna Berington and Seth Barnes weigh in on the start change to the 2015 Iditarod race. In the video below, Bryan Bearss, who’s gearing up for his second Iditarod, joined KTVA 11 Sports Wednesday to express his thoughts on the race restart change.
Iditarod race director Mark Nordman discusses the new route for the 2015 race, which begins in Fairbanks this year.
In a unanimous decision by the race’s board of directors, the start of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been moved to Fairbanks. The board met Tuesday in Anchorage to determine where the restart of this year’s race would be. The 1,000-mile race will start Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Officials cite […]
Jessie Royer, 37, was born in Idaho. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana where she lived for 21 years. She worked on ranches as a horse wrangler and horse teamster. She says she got her first sled dogs when she was 15. She started learning about dogs from Doug Swingley whom she […]
Students and fans will have the opportunity to talk to Iditarod mushers Wednesday during a live Twitter chat, according to the Alaska Bureau of Land Management. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. AKST, people can live-tweet with 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race competitors Lisbet Skogan Norris, Jodi Bailey, Dan Kaduce and rookie Heidi Sutter. Veterans Karin […]
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is about a month and a half away. It’s exciting news for spectators, but many mushers are concerned as snow totals aren’t anywhere near ideal. For race director Mark Nordman, one of the primary trail concerns is the Alaska Range. “You know, we’re light on snow there so we’re looking, […]
With the 2015 Iditarod only a few months away, training is the focus of sled dog teams planning to run north to Nome. But a recent crash sidelined Willow musher Karin Hendrickson, who was hit by a car while training her team. Hendrickson broke her back and can no longer run her dogs. She also lost […]
The Iditarod Trail Committee has bestowed an honor on one of its most dedicated volunteers. Philip Esai, who passed away earlier this year, has been named the 2015 Honorary Musher. Each year, the committee honors one or more people who have made a significant contribution to the sport of sled dog racing. Esai and his […]
Despite having three broken vertebrae, musher Karin Hendrickson is exceeding medical expectations and was released from Alaska Regional Hospital Thursday night. “I’m not messing around, I’ve got stuff to do,” Hendrickson said. Her friend Jennifer Hawks said she was surprised by the early release. “I didn’t believe her until I came here and talked to […]
Mushers now have 70,000 reasons to want to win the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Officials with Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race announced Tuesday that the 2015 winner will receive $70,000, which is about $20,000 more than what the 2014 winner took home. “Running this race is an expensive proposition,” said the race’s chief […]
Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel. The agreement announced Wednesday continues a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across sometimes unforgiving terrain. The network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to the old gold rush town […]
The Wasilla Musher’s Wall of Fame added a new face over the weekend. Jujiro Wada was considered by many to be a pioneer of the Iditarod trail and a legend in the dog mushing culture in Alaska. Born in Japan, Wada stowed away on a boat headed for San Francisco where he was shanghighed and forced […]
ANCHORAGE – After scratching from Iditarod 42 within 30 miles of Nome, four-time champion Jeff King described the conditions surrounding his withdrawal from the Last Great Race. Buffeted by gale-force winds on the trail to Safety, King said his dogs were unable to continue and he was forced to set off towards the checkpoint on […]