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Veteran Iditarod musher Pete Kaiser scratches at McGrath (S) checkpoint

Veteran Iditarod musher Pete Kaiser (bib #3) of Bethel, Alaska, scratched at 9 a.m. today at the McGrath (S) checkpoint. Kaiser made the decision to scratch in the best interest of his race team. Kaiser had 10 dogs in harness at the time he made the decision to scratch.

Veteran Iditarod musher Riley Dyche scratches at Iditarod checkpoint

Veteran Iditarod musher Riley Dyche (bib #16) of Fairbanks, Alaska, scratched at 8:15 a.m. today at the Iditarod checkpoint. Dyche made the decision to scratch in the best interest of his race team. Dyche had nine dogs in harness at the time he made the decision to scratch.

Veteran Iditarod musher Rick Casillo scratches at Iditarod checkpoint

Veteran Iditarod musher Rick Casillo (bib #45) of Talkeetna, Alaska, scratched at 9:59 a.m. today at the Iditarod checkpoint. Casillo made the decision to scratch in the best interest of his race team. Casillo had 13 dogs in harness at the time he made the decision to scratch.

Dallas Seavey wins The Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award

Veteran Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey (bib #23), of Talkeetna, Alaska, is the first to arrive at the Ophir checkpoint at 4:19 a.m. today with 13 dogs in harness. In doing so, Seavey claims The Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award. The award consists of a five-course gourmet meal prepared by The Lakefront Anchorage …

Rookie Iditarod musher Christopher Parker scratches at McGrath checkpoint

Rookie Iditarod musher Christopher Parker (bib #19) of Fairbanks, Alaska, scratched at 1:45 p.m. today at the McGrath checkpoint. Parker made the decision to scratch in the best interest of his race team. Parker had eight dogs in harness at the time he made the decision to scratch.

Gunnar Johnson withdrawn from Iditarod 49 due to positive COVID-19 test

Veteran Iditarod musher Gunnar Johnson (bib #11), of Duluth, Minnesota, has been withdrawn from the 2021 Iditarod race at approximately 3:15 p.m. today due to a positive COVID-19 test at the McGrath checkpoint. Iditarod Race Marshal Mark Nordman, in consultation with epidemiologist Dr. Jodie Guest, made the decision to withdraw Johnson, who is asymptomatic, based …

Brent Sass wins GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award

Veteran musher Brent Sass (bib # 21), of Eureka, Alaska, is the first musher to reach the Iditarod checkpoint, the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Sass arrived at 6:08 p.m. with 14 dogs.  GCI technician Bob James presented Sass with the Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award. By arriving first to Iditarod, …

Iditarod Gold Loop Trail condition update from Iditarod Race Marshal Mark Nordman

  Due to challenging trail conditions in to and at Flat, I have made the decision to have the Iditarod mushers bypass the out-and-back route to Flat and instead turn around at the Iditarod checkpoint.  The Iditarod trailbreaker crew has had a challenging time breaking the trail open due to the sheer volume of accumulated …

Rookie Iditarod musher Brenda Mackey scratches at Nikolai checkpoint

Rookie Iditarod musher Brenda Mackey (bib #15) of Two Rivers, Alaska, scratched at 7:45 a.m. today at the Nikolai checkpoint. Mackey made the decision to scratch in the best interest of her race team. Mackey had nine dogs in harness at the time she made the decision to scratch.

Dallas Seavey wins Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award

Veteran musher Dallas Seavey (bib #23) of Talkeetna, Alaska, was the first musher to reach the McGrath checkpoint at 4 p.m. today with 14 dogs in harness, winning the Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award. Seavey was presented with the handmade prizes created by McGrath residents. Seavey received a pair of musher mittens made of …