Author: IditarodTeam (62 posts)


Elim 11 expected in White Mountain Saturday afternoon

If you are watching on tracker you may notice the Elim 11 are taking a route a little off course. The trailbreaking team, that is in front of them, is creating a safer trail as they head into White Mountain. Mushers should be there about 1:30–2 p.m. this afternoon. The teams will head out from …

Elim 11 embark on their journey to White Mountain

Here the well rested mushers have gathered for a photo before they embarked early this morning. Thanks to Dave Dye at the checkpoint for grabbing a quick photo. Their GPS is on and tracking per usual. We will send out updates as they arrive in White Mountain.

Elim 11 plan to move down the trail early Saturday morning

  Due to poor trail conditions the group of mushers turned back around to Elim on Friday. The group decided to wait until the next morning (Saturday) to head out on their approximately 7 hour drive after all dogs and mushers were well rested. The teams will be following the Old Mail Trail, which a …

Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer and Matthew Failor scratch just prior to Safety checkpoint

Iditarod mushers Sean Underwood (bib #46), Tom Knolmayer (bib #30) and Matthew Failor (bib #29) encountered deep overflow of water on a section of the Iditarod trail just prior to Safety. At approximately 7:30 a.m. today, the mushers requested emergency assistance. In coordination with the Alaska State Troopers, Nome Search and Rescue and the Alaska …

Update on Nicolas Petit since scratching Thursday Morning

Nicolas Petit who scratched early Thursday morning was brought to a cabin between Elim and White Mountain by Golovin Search and Rescue, at that time. He has since been resting in the cabin with all the supplies he needs for the dog team and himself, including a satellite phone. Petit has chosen to wait for …

Group of mushers turn back to Elim due to poor trail conditions

A group of mushers have turned back to Elim to reassess the conditions and determine when to progress up the trail. Mushers in Elim include: Riley Dyche, Dennis Kananowicz, Kaci Murringer, Deke Naaktgeboren, Monica Zappa, Damon Ramaker, Laura Neese, Martin Buser, Fabio Berlusconi, Magnus Kaltenborn, and Grayson Bruton. All mushers and their dogs are safe …

Update on mushers Underwood, Knolmayer, and Failor condition

Very high winds and warm temperatures created a deep overflow of water on a section of the Iditarod trail near Safety. The race teams of Sean Underwood (bib #46), Tom Knolmayer (bib #30) and Matthew Failor (bib #29) encountered the deteriorated conditions and as a result, activated their emergency beacons at approximately 9 a.m. this …

Insider coverage to continue but limited

Dear Insiders As you know this year’s race is being run under extraordinary circumstances. We have scaled down our operations to mission critical in conjunction with the city of Nome and to minimize extended time away from families. Our hearty Insider Crew worked even more long hours on the trail this year than ever before. …

Three teams rescued by helicopter near Safety checkpoint

Very high winds and warm temperatures created deep overflow of water on a section of the trail near Safety. As a result, Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer and Matthew Failor requested assistance and were rescued by helicopter.  They are currently being evaluated for precautionary measures. All sled dogs are in good condition and being transferred to …

Mille Porsild wins Rookie of the Year

Iditarod rookie Mille Porsild (bib #32) of Denmark won Rookie of the Year when she and her race team finished under the burled arch in Nome on Wednesday, March 18, at 1:43 p.m. Porsild is the first woman to win Rookie of the Year since 2007 and only the seventh in the race’s 48-year history. …