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.
After taking 3 years off from the Iditarod Dallas Seavey has come back and is ready to go after his 5th Championship. He has combined kennels with his father Mitch (who is taking the year off) and together they have a team that will contend for the title.
He’s a long time veteran and he’s a reservoir of knowledge! He is Linwood Fiedler and we caught up with him at his kennel in WIllow to talk sleddogs, Hank and why he’s like Garth Brooks!
Gabe Dunham got very close to the finish line in 2020 but she had to make the decision to delay her dream of reaching Nome to 2021. She is training hard in Willow and we caught up to her at Linwood Fiedlers’ kennel.
She grew up on a trapline and she is no stranger to hard work. Joanna Jagow balances a full-time career while pursuing her dream to run the Iditarod.
Wow Wow Wow! What a view for Paige and Cody and their sled dogs. Welcome to mile 50 something on the Denali Highway. It’s only open about 5 months out of the year but who cares! What a place to build a winner and what a place for these sled dogs to live.
Make no mistake about it, Jessie Holmes is all about his dogs. He has purchased property in an area that he calls the greatest place in the world to train dogs. He might be right.