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Ultimate Insider FeaturesMarch 3, 2014 3:00 pm


Geir Idar Hjelvik Living The Dream
Monica Zappa and Dweezil Head For Nome
Kim Franklin and Unfinished Business
Bundtzen Hopes For A 15th Finish in Nome
Jeff King in Denali
1980 Champion Joe May
Libby Riddles Relives 1985
Ryan Redington Training and Expecting
Ryne Olson Prepares For Her 2nd Iditarod
Kristy Berington At Her Kennel
Rick Casillo in Big Lake
Rookie Pereira Is Set For Nome

Paige Drobny Is Back In Iditarod

December 17, 2015 11:24 pm

Paige Drobny and her partner Cody Strathe are racking up the miles in Eureka, Alaska.  They are about 3 hours outside of Fairbanks and they are winter neighbors of Brent Sass.  They rent this facility from David Monson who is the husband of the late Susan Butcher. They used to train Susan’s championship winning teams on these very same trails.


Halverson Hoping To Find Nome Again

December 11, 2015 7:59 am

She’s gotten to Nome twice!  Ellen mixes her full time work with mushing and hopes that all of this hard work will pay off.


Charley Bejna Prepping for 2016

December 11, 2015 7:00 am

Charley Bejna and his dedication to this sport is growing!  He’s diabetic, he’s motivated and he loves what he does.  And as you’re about to hear he’s all in!


Melissa Owens Stewart Is Back In The Race

December 3, 2015 11:44 pm

Melissa Stewart has been away from the race since 2011 but she hasn’t been away from mushing.  She is developing her kennel and has some new pups to show off!


Ray, Ryan and now Robert!

December 3, 2015 11:42 pm

There will be 3 Redingtons in the Iditarod this year! Their grandfather Joe Redington Sr is consider the founder of the event and the race wouldn’t be the same with a Redington in the start list.  Move over Ray and Ryan here comes Robert!


Jodi Bailey In Chatanika

November 27, 2015 5:04 am

Jodi Bailey is at home in Chatanika which is outside of Fairbanks.  She and her husband Dan Kaduce have built their kennel here and many of their team members spent the summer on Alaska’s glaciers taking tourists on tours. Jodi is hoping that it’s going to help in their training for the Iditarod.  It might even let her start dreaming!


Cody Strathe Sets His Sights On Nome

November 26, 2015 11:54 pm

He’s a veteran of the Yukon Quest, a sled maker, and a wilderness lover.  Cody Strathe is in Eureka training on the very same trails that helped musher like Rick Swenson and Susan Butcher become legends in the sport.  He and Paige Drobny are spending their winter here preparing their teams for another competitive seasons.


Anna Is At Home In Knik

November 20, 2015 1:59 am

The Berington sisters have moved their hopes and dreams of an Iditarod win to Knik, AK. Anna Berington, now a veteran of the race loves this area rich in Iditarod history training on the same trails as the legend who started this race, Joe Redington Sr.


Al Eischens "EYES" Another Iditarod Finish

November 20, 2015 1:59 am

He made it to Nome earning his belt buckle a year ago.  By the way things look at his kennel in Wasilla, AK it may the first of many trips to Nome for Al Eischens.


Fryin' Up The Bacon in Big Lake

November 11, 2015 5:00 pm

Kristen Bacon is preparing for her first Iditarod this March.  It’s been a few years in the making and it appears she has teammates with great genetics and who are eager to get to Nome.


The Trials of the Trail Have Begun for Mary Helwig

November 11, 2015 4:59 pm

At her home in Willow, Mary Helwig is both rebuilding her life and preparing for her first Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  A wildfire destroyed her house and property this summer.  The only things that avoided the fire were her greenhouse and her dog sled. Mary’s trials of the trail have already begun.


Brent Sass At Home in EUREKA!

November 6, 2015 7:37 pm

There are the ghosts of mushing greats in those hills around Eureka and is Brent Sass the next growing legend to run these trails?  Susan Butcher and Rick Swenson used to train on these very same trails during their domination of the race. Brent has already won the Yukon Quest and is setting his sights on the Iditarod.


PUPPIES!! Matt Failor Is Building the Future

November 6, 2015 7:32 pm

Welcome to Willow and the home of Iditarod Musher Matt Failor.  And his kennel is growing!




Charley Bejna in Wasilla

June 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Anna Berington Will Run Again

June 27, 2015 4:48 pm