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Writing to Mushers

Hi Boys and Girls, It sure has been quiet this week with no race to follow. I bet you are finishing activities in you classroom. One thing you may be doing this week is writing a letter to the musher or mushers you followed in the race. I know how exciting this can be. I …


Y is for Young Mushers: Girl Power on the Trail

The Iditarod Alphabet 2017 Y is for Young Mushers There are many young mushers out on the trail this year.  A musher must be 18 before the Iditarod starts in order to race.  This year’s youngest musher is Laura Neese, 20 years old,  who finished in 42nd place.  There are eleven mushers that are 30 years …


Eye on the Trail: Busy in Nome as Mushers 34 to 39 Arrive

After Seth Barnes cleared the chute but before Karin Hendrickson arrived, the bucket truck from the power company arrived to assist in re-hanging the Iditarod banner. A storm came through Nome earlier in the week and officials decided to take the sign down rather than let the wind tear it to shreds. Today the banner …


march 8 Ruby 10:43PM Five mushers now in Ruby

:March 8 Ruby 10:43PM Five mushers now in Ruby Joe Runyan   Five lead mushers into Ruby including Wade Marrs, Dallas Seavey, Mitch Seavey, Nicolas Petit, and JOar Ulsom. Here’s a late night round up.  Wade Marrs, pleased with team performance. has decided to declare a 24 and appears resolved to follow through on it. …


March 6 7pm Mushers into Nenana, Dallas slow as a rowboat

March 7 7pm Mushers into Nenana,  Dallas slow as a rowboat What a great way to start a race.  Within fifty  miles we already have a radical departure in strategies.   Martin Buser, the 4x champ, was in and out of Nenana after a blistering 5hr 1 min run on the Tanana River, while the …


Mushers on the ready in Fairbanks with Joe, Bruce and Greg2


Mushers on the ready in Fairbanks with Joe, Bruce and Greg

What are the mushers thinking and doing on their final night before the restart?


March 4 17 ANC The Ceremonial Start—AK Governor Walker rides the Runners with 72 Mushers

The Ceremonial Start 2017—-AK. Gov Bill Walker and Senator Lisa Murkowski at the Start Line.  Walker rides the runners with Team Baker Joe Runyan Attended by state leaders Senator Murkowski and Governor Walker, Iditarod 2017 officially began this morning at 10 AM.  Mushers are obligated to appear on 4th Avenue with 12 dogs (of their …


Mushers’ Banquet

Hi Boys and Girls, The Musher Banquet was held Thursday night at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. This banquet is for all the mushers, their families, friends and fans to come together before the start of the race. Fans are able to walk around and talk with their favorite musher and get …


Mushers Gather for Annual Group Picture

Greg Beltz, General Manager of The Lakefront Hotel, gave the ceremonial toast as the mushers gathered for the annual group picture.