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Aliy Zirkle Live Chat ReplayFebruary 17, 2013 1:00 pm

Aliy Zirkle spoke to the Iditiarod Insider on a cold morning from Fairbanks. Recorded on February 17, 2013.


Run Dogs Run 3
Charley Bejna in Wasilla
Anna Berington Will Run Again
Joar Leifseth Ulsom On The Fire
Jeff King At The Sign Up
Jan Steeves Rebounding
Dallas Seavey In Wasilla
Gwen Bogart Back to Try Again


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Parkas, Patterns in Math, and Iditarod

Patterns are a foundation of math and patterns are found in other areas, too. These young students analyzed and synthesized using dog bone treats in a pattern activity. Read more about patterns and parkas here.

The Great Alone…. Bring it to Your Community on February 9th

The Great Alone is a feature length documentary shot in the arctic wilderness of Alaska that captures the inspiring comeback story of 4 time Iditarod champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father’s side to cancer’s attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along …

IditaRiders! Get Ready for Your Ride!

Hello IditaRiders! You will soon be headed down the trail for an 11 mile ride at the Start of the 2016 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride!   Congratulations to the bidders and welcome to the 2016 IditaRider Adventure!   IditaRider Coordinator, Kerry Quade, will be coordinating your ride and week’s events.  Please watch for email …

A Weekend of Racing Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

The 2016 Mushing season is in full swing. This weekend there are 3 mid distance races throughout Alaska, the Gin Gin 200, Northern Lights 300 and Two Rivers 200. All of them are qualifying races for the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. Each race is distinct in location, the Gin Gin the most remote race along …

Racing musings, Kusko 300 Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Hello Race fans, The first major mid distance races of the 2016 Winter season are in full swing. Last weekend the Copper Basin 300 wrapped up in Glennallen. That race ended with the defending Champion Allen Moore losing his title to youngster Matt Hall, 23. Matt is young by age, yet he has much more …

Doghouse Math and Science

by Martha Dobson Uh-oh. Math and science are in the doghouse in this article with jump starts for elementary through high school math and science about doghouses. There’s a service learning project idea in it, too. Click here to read about these subjects in the doghouse.

Insider Features Ryne Olson and Ryan Redington

Twenty-seven year old Ryne Olson has registered for the 2016 Iditarod.  Olson completed her rookie Iditarod run in 2012.  Since then she’s competed in the Yukon Quest 300 mile event and in 2015 she added the Yukon Quest 1,000 miles to her list of accomplishments.  Use this link to view the Insider interview with Ryne …

Insider Features Rick Casillo and Kristy Berington

Rick Casillo has finished Iditarod seven times including his rookie run in 2004.  He’s back for the the trip to Nome in 2016.  Casillo finished in 57th place in his rookie run.  Over his seven year career he’s improved to 26th place.  When he made the Burled arch in 2015, there was a very unexpected …

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Insider Features Paige Drobny and Noah Pereira

Paige Drobny is in for a distance double of 1,000 mile sled dog races for 2016.  She’s signed up for the Yukon Quest which begins on February 6th in Fairbanks followed by the Iditarod which begins on March 5th in Anchorage.  The remarkable sled dog gains in strength while racing.  Doing the distance double brings …