Necropsy completed on dead Iditarod dog

Necropsy completed on dead Iditarod dog

The first dog to die during the 2018 Iditarod had the same underlying cause of death as one during this year's Yukon Quest, officials with The Last Great Race announced Saturday.

Bearss Blog: Ghosts of Koyuk are no friend to Kat Keith

Bearss Blog: Ghosts of Koyuk are no friend to Kat Keith

Salty tears will surely stipple the trail from Koyuk to Nome.

Watkins, Cicatello withdrawn from 2018 Iditarod

Watkins, Cicatello withdrawn from 2018 Iditarod

One rookie and one veteran have been withdrawn from the Last Great Race due to competitiveness.

Surprise! King finds happiness in the middle of the pack

Surprise! King finds happiness in the middle of the pack

Twenty-fourth. At one time, it wouldn't have sounded good to Jeff King. But now it's a happy place.

Konno finds a paradise in Nome

Konno finds a paradise in Nome

The 55-year-old native of Japan moved to Alaska in 1999, learning how to sprint race from Joee Redington, Jr.

Anna Berington finishes with happy, healthy team

Anna Berington finishes with happy, healthy team

Healthy, happy dogs and improvement on a forty-first placing last year, Berington missed her nine-day goal by just over 12 hours.

Musher aims to save a piece of Iditarod history

Musher aims to save a piece of Iditarod history

Today, there are very few remnants in Nome of the 1925 serum run that inspired the Iditarod race. 

Bearss Blog: The 2018 Iditarod won't be over when the fat lady sings

Bearss Blog: The 2018 Iditarod won't be over when the fat lady sings

Once the flame of the Widow's Lamp has been extinguished, it’s not going to be long before a fire in the belly of many mushers is lit.

Despite scratch, DeeDee left a mark on the Iditarod trail

Despite scratch, DeeDee left a mark on the Iditarod trail

DeeDee Jonrowe may have scratched from the Iditarod, but she was still on the race route.

Photos: Nome sweet Nome

Photos: Nome sweet Nome

These pictures are just some of the moments KTVA's trail team captured at the end of the Iditarod Trail.

DeeDee Jonrowe honored in Unalakleet

DeeDee Jonrowe honored in Unalakleet

DeeDee Jonrowe is surrounded by fans and fellow mushers in Unalakleet as the community celebrates her decades-long racing career.

Bearss Blog: There's no place like Nome

Bearss Blog: There's no place like Nome

Before I ever raced the Iditarod, I took in the sights as a dog handler, wandering up and down Front Street while waiting and watching teams cross under the fabled Burled Arch.

Bearss Blog: Iditarod is so much more than 1000 miles

Bearss Blog: Iditarod is so much more than 1000 miles

ditarod is more than standing on runners, more than putting booties and a harness on a dog, more than surviving at 50 below, more than 1000 miles.

Bearss Blog: No guarantees on Iditarod Trail

Bearss Blog: No guarantees on Iditarod Trail

Nothing is guaranteed on the Iditarod Trail, as we’ve seen thus far. Patience plays as great a part in the final standings as speed, endurance and talent.

Photos: Scenes from the Shaktoolik checkpoint

Photos: Scenes from the Shaktoolik checkpoint

Its location along the Bering Sea coast means mushers often face strong winds and blowing snow.

How to watch the finish of Iditarod 46 live

How to watch the finish of Iditarod 46 live

Join us live in Nome for the finish of Iditarod 46!

Photos: From Unalakleet checkpoint

Photos: From Unalakleet checkpoint

Unalakleet marks Mile 737 of the Last Great Race. KTVA's trail team captured these photos from the checkpoint. 

Bearss Blog: Joar takes control of the Last Great Race

Bearss Blog: Joar takes control of the Last Great Race

Like a white flag waving in the coastal winds, Nic Petit pulled into the Elim checkpoint decked out head to toe in his snow-white wind suit 47 minutes behind Joar Leifseth Ulsom.

Mother Nature jumps into Iditarod storyline

Mother Nature jumps into Iditarod storyline

A handful of developments have unfolded on the trail, turning the Iditarod upside down.

Iditarod race sparks dog mushing memories for Shaktoolik elder

Iditarod race sparks dog mushing memories for Shaktoolik elder

The Iditarod is more than a race, it’s a tribute to Alaska history. For one checkpoint in particular on the trail, the annual event brings back memories for elders. 

Bearss Blog: The danger of leading a race

Bearss Blog: The danger of leading a race

The danger of leading a race is setting the trail and making sure it is the right trail. Nic Petit has allowed his team to excel during this year’s race with their speed and stamina.

ITC 'reprimands' Dr. Craig for comments to Marrs

ITC 'reprimands' Dr. Craig for comments to Marrs

The Iditarod Trail Committee says they've determined the conversation that Dr. Morrie Craig had with musher Wade Marrs moments before the start of Iditarod XLVI was a breach of protocol and has decided to reprimand the doctor. 

Bearss Blog: Race predictions based on strategies

Bearss Blog: Race predictions based on strategies

Strategies are now being revealed and the coast is where we will see this race determined.

Bearss Blog: The evolution of the Iditarod

Bearss Blog: The evolution of the Iditarod

A look back on the evolution of the Last Great Race.

Young mushers: meet Iditarod's next generation

Young mushers: meet Iditarod's next generation

Meeting the next generation of Iditarod mushers.