The parties have begun!! Celebrating the 50 years of Iditarod last night at Settlers Bay near Knik. The “Old Gang” was back together again to tell stories and to relive some of the eraly days of the race
Emmitt Peters, aka The Yukon Fox, won the Iditarod in 1975 as a rookie and earned Rookie of the Year that same year. Peters broke the finishing record, at the time, with a time of 14d, 14h, 43m, 15s. Listen as he recalls one of his great lead dogs of the past.
Don Honea, First Traditional Chief of Ruby, talks about the first years of the Iditarod and the enjoyment he felt during the years he ran in the ’70s and ’80s.