She’s a rookie in this years Iditarod and it’s been a long time coming for Brenda Mackey. The daughter of 1983 Champion Rick Mackey, Brenda has dreamed of running this race since she was 5! And in 2021 she’ll finally get her chance.
He’s a former cowboy from Oklahoma and now he’s a professional on the runners! Hal Hanson cut his teeth in a sprint dog kennel and now he’s been working towards a dream of finishing the Iditarod. Mitch Seavey has employed Hal the last 3 years and now it’s Hal’s time to live his dream!
He’s dreamed of winning the Iditarod since he was 4 years old and he’s getting close!
We went out on a training run with Martin at his Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska. The October morning was crisp and it was a great time to chat with this mountain of sled dog knowledge. From genetics to training and can he win again Martin is very revealing in this conversation.
Kristy and Anna Berington have nearly 20 Iditarod finishes between the two of them. And they are hard at work at their kennel near Wasilla preparing for 2021 and that’s where we spent time with them in Ocotber. They have always traveled together but they may be making some changes this year and trying to make a push to the front. That exciting news and much more with this interview with the “Twins”.
He won the Iditarod in 2018 and he will certainly be one of the favorites again in 2021. He’s never finished out of the top 7 and his team will be young but by the sounds of things he has some rising stars in the squad.
He grew up in a suburb near Houston, Texas and now rookie Williams will try to lead his team across the arctic.
She’s always a contender on the Iditarod Trail and it’s been known for a long time that she has a way with her team. But her ability to train animals goes after beyond her sleds dogs and into her horses. Jessie is a modern day Annie Oakley.
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!