Bethel fans welcome Iditarod 2019 champion Peter Kaiser home

Bethel fans welcome Iditarod 2019 champion Peter Kaiser home

Fans gathered in Bethel over the weekend to welcome Peter Kaiser after winning the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Elizabeth Roman
Next stop, Nome: Inside the Safety checkpoint

Next stop, Nome: Inside the Safety checkpoint

For mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, reaching the Safety Roadhouse means one thing, just 22 miles to Nome.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Dogs of Iditarod 47

Photos: Dogs of Iditarod 47

A tribute to the superstars of the Iditarod.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Unalakleet welcomes Iditarod mushers

Photos: Unalakleet welcomes Iditarod mushers

As Iditarod front runners arrived in Unalakleet Sunday, marking their arrival on the coast, locals displayed welcome signs and an endless supply of sourdough pancakes.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Scenes from Anvik during Iditarod 2019

Photos: Scenes from Anvik during Iditarod 2019

Here are some of the scenes from the checkpoint.

KTVA Web Staff
Photos: Top 5 mushers make it through Anvik in 2019 Iditarod

Photos: Top 5 mushers make it through Anvik in 2019 Iditarod

Here are photos from the time — hours for some, minutes for others — in the checkpoint.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Anvik waits to welcome 2019 Iditarod mushers

Photos: Anvik waits to welcome 2019 Iditarod mushers

The walls are covered in drawings and messages of support for every musher — here are some of our favorites.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Snow, sleep and sled changes in Takotna

Photos: Snow, sleep and sled changes in Takotna

Mushers are arriving to Takotna, and for some, it means changing their race plans.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Sled dogs get naps, massages in Nikolai

Photos: Sled dogs get naps, massages in Nikolai

In Nikolai, sled dogs get a little shut-eye.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Rookie mushers prepare to leave Skwentna

Photos: Rookie mushers prepare to leave Skwentna

The Skwentna checkpoint was bustling overnight as 52 mushers and their teams either stopped to rest or kept pushing forward.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Teams dash away from Iditarod 47 restart in Willow

Photos: Teams dash away from Iditarod 47 restart in Willow

Following the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, 52 mushers and their dog teams are headed to Nome.

Daniella Rivera
Photos: Race-ready teams run 2019 Iditarod Ceremonial Start

Photos: Race-ready teams run 2019 Iditarod Ceremonial Start

Scenes from across Anchorage as Iditarod 47 gets underway.

KTVA Web Staff
Photos: Iditarod Awards Banquet 2018

Photos: Iditarod Awards Banquet 2018

Here's a look at the scene Sunday night when mushers gathered in Nome for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet.

Angela Krenzien
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.

KTVA Web Staff
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.

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. 

KTVA Web Staff
Photos: Sunny Shageluk checkpoint

Photos: Sunny Shageluk checkpoint

Shageluk, the Ingalik Indian name for "village of the dog people", is especially true when the mushers run through town. 

Iditarod: It's all about the dogs

Iditarod: It's all about the dogs

Mushers? What mushers? This race is all about the dogs.

Scenes from the Anvik checkpoint

Scenes from the Anvik checkpoint

It's the first checkpoint along the Yukon River -- 512 miles into the 998-mile trail. 

Photos: Scenes from Takotna - Day 2

Photos: Scenes from Takotna - Day 2

Many mushers chose to do their mandatory 24-hour rest at Takotna, making the checkpoint a happening place to be on the fourth day of the Last Great Race - 2018. 

Photos: Takotna checkpoint hospitality

Photos: Takotna checkpoint hospitality

Welcome to Takotna! This Iditarod checkpoint is 329 miles into the 1000-mile race to Nome. 

KTVA Web Staff
Photos: From Skwentna to Nikolai

Photos: From Skwentna to Nikolai

Aerial views of the flight the KTVA Trail crew took from the Skwentna checkpoint to Nikolai, pop. 125 -- the first Native village along the Iditarod Trail. (Mile 263)

Photos: Mushers of the 2018 Iditarod

Photos: Mushers of the 2018 Iditarod

Here's a look at the 67 mushers from Saturday's ceremonial start of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

KTVA Web Staff
Photos: Skwentna Iditarod checkpoint

Photos: Skwentna Iditarod checkpoint

Skwentna is a small community of less than 100 residents located at the confluence of the Yentna and Skwentna Rivers.

Photos: Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage

Photos: Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage

This year's field of 67 mushers took off from the ceremonial starting line in downtown Anchorage Saturday morning.

Photos: Looking back at the 2017 Iditarod

Photos: Looking back at the 2017 Iditarod

Join us for the ceremonial start of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 3.

KTVA Web Staff

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