Become an Insider – March 4, 2013 6:15 pm
Jason Mackey passes through the Takotna checkpoint with the ashes of the late Iditarod fan Troy Johnson on his handlebars.
Jessie Royer leaves the Takotna checkpoint.
Ray Redington Jr heads out of the Takotna checkpoint towards Ophir.
Mitch Seavey sleds out of the Takotna checkpoint.
Dallas Seavey is the fourth musher to leave Takotna.
Hans Gatt heads out of the Takotna checkpoint.
Second out of the Takotna checkpoint is Robert Sorlie, leaving at 23:00.
Matt Failor talks about having his own team at this year’s Iditarod.
Aliy Zirkle is the first musher to leave the Takotna checkpoint after declaring her 24 hour break.
Michelle Phillips feeds her dogs right, and we pick her brain to find out her secret recipe!
While on his 24-hour rest in McGrath Travis Beals spoke with the Insider about this year’s trip along the trail.
Anna and Kristy Berington arrived in McGrath one after the other and decided to rest for a few hours before moving on toward Takotna.
Just before 11am Mats Pettersson arrived in McGrath and after grabbing some supplies he headed toward Takotna.
Nathan Schroeder talks about being in the Iditarod for the first time at the Takotna checkpoint.
Dogs need to have their muscles massaged after a big workout just like we do, and Curt Perano shows us how to properly treat a dog sled team running the Iditarod.
Karin Hendrickson doesn’t stay long after stopping in the McGrath checkpoint.
Kelly Maixner talks about the trail up to the McGrath checkpoint.
Martin didn’t stayed long in Takotna. 40 minutes after arriving he is off to Ophir.
After making it to McGrath first, Sonny Lidner rested for a few hours before heading down the trail toward Takotna.
After reaching the checkpoint in McGrath Hans Gatt sprinted to through the checkpoint to grab a bag of supplies. He loaded it in his sled and quickly headed down the trail toward Takotna.