Iditarod Insider 2.0 offers a glimpse into the lives of Iditarod sled dogs and the people who engage with them every day of their lives.
They are lives full of energy, activity, and wellness. We visit with those that spend their summers on the glaciers, to others that spend their days near their wilds of Denali, and all stops in between. Insider 2.0 sets out to take you inside their lives, far from the trail and a look at a life of joy, camaraderie, and a level commitment that has few rivals.
It took him just 2 whacks at the Iditarod to become a Champion and it would be the final competitive Iditarod in the career of Dean Osmar. Although he has had dogs from his kennel in just about every race since this long time dog driver leaves the competition to others these days. But what …
1985 Libby Riddles made headlines across the globe becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod Sleddog Race! She made history and also forged her way through a coastal storm that would become legendary in the history of the race. This great Champion recounts her days competing in the Iditarod.
Rudy Demoski was born and raised in Anvik, Alaska. He began mushing in 1974 and says he became interested in the Iditarod because he saw Ken Chase run in 1973. He ran his first Iditarod in 1974, finishing fourth.
Terry Adkins was the only veterinarian on the first Iditarod back in 1973. He started running the Iditarod in 1974 and had run the Iditarod 21 times by 1998
Dick Wilmarth was Iditarod’s very first Champion in 1973. This legend from Red Devil found the challenge to be right up his alley. When asked if he knew he could make it, he scoffed at the question! They were a different breed in 1973.