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.
He’s quite quickly becoming one of the old timers in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Jeff Deeter still dreams of winning and man does he have a set up at his kennel near Fairbanks!
He was instrumental in the Iditarod becoming what it is today. Howard Farley was the brains and the organizer of the early Iditarod’s from the Nome end. With his passing of late we take a look back at the story that is Howard Farley in his words.
2023 Iditarod Champion Ryan Redington has spent most of his winter in Alaska because of the lack of snow down south. It gave us the opportunity to catch up with him to chat about winning, training and the defense of his title.
We caught up with Amanda Otto in Denali Park, Alaska as she prepares for her 2nd Iditarod. She talk’s training, favorite spots on the trail, the Dalzell in the dark and patience!
Deke Naaktgeboren is preparing for his 4th Iditarod. We spent some with him at his home near Fairbanks.
The Iditarod lost a legend in Paul Gebhardt this week. He was a fixture on the Iditarod Trail for many years. He will be missed and his spirit will live on in the legacy of his great lead dogs like Governor. This is an interview done with Paul in 2009.