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Interviewing the Future Champion Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

While dinner is being served downstairs in the Dena’ina Centre, upstairs the insider pre-race Musher Interviews are conducted. To be invited to those, means the musher is considered to be one of the Top contenders. If you have no subscription to the Insider yet, this is a good time. The interviews are pretty much uploaded live. …

Book Release Party for Iditarod®: The First Ten Years

“We owe it to each other to tell stories.” – Neil Gaiman The early history of Iditarod has been preserved and made available to all thanks to a mammoth project taken on by The Old Iditarod Gang. Friends gathered and stories flowed freely between them, one story lead to another and the idea was born. …

Eye on the Trail: Teachers on Field Trip

Usually it’s the teachers who are taking their students on Field Trips but not on the Wednesday before the start of Iditarod. The Wednesday field trip for teachers attending Iditarod’s Winter Teacher’s Conference is as much of a tradition as Iditarod itself. First stop was Iditarod Head Quarters where vet check was in progress. One …

Iditarod 2015 annual Musher photo Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

It has been a tradition for 27 years, the time the Millennium Hotel has been involved with the Last Great Race, to have all the mushers gather and have their picture taken. This time they they got to sing happy birthday for Race Marshal Mark Nordman, his birthday was yesterday.  Here is the 2015 Crew. It …

Iditarod 2015 Musher Meeting: Winter wonderland in Unalakleet Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Thursday before the Iditarod start means ” Meeting time “. All mushers are assembled in the conference room of long time Iditarod Sponsor and official race head quarters THE MILLENIUM HOTEL .  The mushers get to listen to Head Veterinarian Stu Nelson speaking, Race Marshal Mark Nordman and countless other race officials. And they also get …

The GREAT ALONE, a film about Lance Mackey by Greg Kohs Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

The Great Alone. Powerfully honest. Two years ago Greg and me often met along the Iditarod Trail, Greg filming, me taking pictures. Both of us were hunting for internet access. Greg was on a mission to make a documentary about legendary 4 time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey. At first he called it simply ” Lance …

Donlin Gold Announces Pledge to Continue as a Principal Sponsor of the Last Great Race

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Tom Huntington about the ” New Trail “ Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

The trail as I know it. Fairbanks to Koyukuk 2015 Iditarod  Ok, here goes. Fairbanks to Nenana; distance of 51 miles, from Pike’s to the Nenana railroad depot. The trail is all on the river. Hard, flat, easy going. From Nenana on, You’re now following the original 1925 serum run “ Great Race of Mercy”.  …

FAIRBANKS to NOME Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Thoughts on the “ new race trail “  Looking at the current weather conditions the decision to move the “ real ” Iditarod start to Fairbanks was a wise move. Conditions along the traditional route have not improved, while here in Fairbanks we have been getting some more snow off and on. The trails are …

Introducing…Huslia and Koyukuk

by Martha Dobson For the first time in Iditarod race history, Huslia (HOO-slee-uh), hosts the race’s halfway checkpoint in 2015. Considering the village’s mushing history, how appropriate that the race turn north from Galena to this village on the banks of the Koyukuk River. A village of around 300 people, well-known names in the world …