Eye on the Trail: Final Five

Benjamin Good’s first dog powered experience,  skijoring with a couple of Aaron Burmeister’s dogs, resulted in cold feet.  He solved that issue by getting a couple more dogs and a sled so he could where warmer boots.  Good said at the arch early this morning, “While doing dogs and racing, it dawned on me that …

Jeff Reid receives the Lynden Red Lantern Award

    Rookie Iditarod musher Jeff Reid (bib #35) of Two Rivers, Alaska, is the final musher to reach Nome today at 2:22 a.m. with 7 dogs in harness. In its third year as a sponsor, Lynden once again chose to honor the Red Lantern finisher for their  perseverance and commitment to completing the Iditarod …

Eye on the Trail: More Siri Pics of Finishers

  Enjoy these Siri Pics of the 11th – 15th Place Finishers at the Burled Arch on Front Street in Nome. What do you notice in each of the photos?    

Josi Thyr Wins 2024 Rookie of the Year

  Iditarod rookie Josi Thyr (bib #22) of Fairbanks, Alaska, won Rookie of the Year when she and her team crossed under the Burled Arch in 15th  place on March 13, at 9:43 p.m.   She became the rookie with the best time in 2024, finishing in 10 days, 6 hours, 43 minutes and 37 seconds …

Rookie Iditarod Musher Sean Williams scratches on the Trail

  Rookie Iditarod musher, Sean Williams (bib #27), of Chugiak, Alaska left the Elim checkpoint en route to White Mountain at 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday of March 13.  Iditarod Race Officials had been in contact with Williams after sufficient progress on the trail was not made.   After much deliberation, Williams made the decision to scratch …

Eye on the Trail: Siri Pics of Some Top Ten Finishers

Apologies for listing Travis Beals in fourth place yesterday in a Siri Pics post.  Jeff Deeter was fourth to the burled arch. Paige Drobny earned fifth place.  Travis Beals claimed sixth place.  Should pictures of Jeff and Paige at the finish line become available, I will share them.  

Eye on the Trail: Top Three – Siri Pics

  Photographer Siri Raitto captured some stunning shots of the top three teams into Nome.  Enjoy!  

Eye on the Trail: Anna, Will, Lara & Anna

Since 2012 we’ve been seeing double on the trail.  Kristy and Anna Berington have conquered the Iditarod Trail together.  Kristy ran without  Anna in 2010 and 2011 and now Anna ran without Kristy in 2024.  It was a decision the twins made – it would be easier to write a check for only one entry …

Eye on the Trail:  Mackey to Pettersson

Jason Mackey has broken into the top 20 for the first time in his nine year Iditarod career. Mackey made the burled arch in 16th place with a time of 10 days 8 hours and 16 minutes.  His personal best time for the northern route came in 2016 at 10 days 3 hours and 52 …

Eye on the Trail: More Mushers and Another Record

The top ten teams have arrived in Nome lead by Dallas Seavey.  Accomplishing his sixth victory was celebrated by family, friends and the Iditarod Nation.  As Jessie Royer rounded out the top ten, another record was entered into the books.  This is the first time in race history that four women have finished in the …