Last-minute switch: Iditarod musher Zoya DeNure is out and her husband is in

Race commentators said two-time Iditarod finisher Zoya DeNure was having health issues. Her husband, John Schandelmeier, is taking over the sled dog team.

Sass and Zirkle lead Iditarod down Yukon River

Dog teams moved swiftly down the Yukon River all Friday afternoon. Many came off an eight-hour rest, but some mushers chose to push their teams before taking the mandatory break on the river. KNOM’s Emily Schwing reports. Download Audio

Mushing Explained Video: Feeding the furnace of elite Iditarod sled dogs

The lives of the 1,300 sled dogs running now to Nome have led up to this moment as they race to against the world’s best dogs and wiliest mushers. Years of training come down to a couple short weeks of elite performance, sometimes running more than 100 miles per day.

John Baker Wins Iditarod in Record Time

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage John Baker and his team have made the Iditarod run in record time. Baker is the first musher from...

Bus Schedule To The Willow Restart

The Iditarod restart in Willow is set to take place Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m., and it tends to draw quite a crowd. Officials have said that since the state has received so much snow this winter, reportedly over 10 feet in Willow, there will be less parking available than normal. They are urging spectators to take advantage of the shuttle service they are providing from Anchorage, Wasilla, Houston and Talkeetna.

Part 3: Musher Mike Santos – Iditarod

) The 2014 Iditarod will easily go down in the books as one of the most memorable. From snow-starved trails to lightning-fast runs, conditions were treacherous for this years field, nearly a third of which have been forced to scratch. Mike Santos is among the many who called it quits in Rohn after a particularly rough stretch after Rainy Pass. But, for Santos, it's not about the race, it's all about the dogs. Part 3 of 3.

Iditarod Update: Early Sunday Evening

Lance Mackey and Jeff King continue their two-musher battle to reach Nome first. Both had reached Shaktoolik Sunday afternoon, according to the GPS tracking...

This year, about one in five Iditarod mushers is new to the race

In addition to the field’s hyper-competitive slate of five past champions, nearly one in five Iditarod mushers this year is new to the race.

Iditarod Start: From Snow Level

You can hear the dogs coming a block or two away, even at a slow pace during the start of the Iditarod. Here's what they...

Father and son face off in Iditarod sprint finish

The top three teams in this year’s Iditarod have pulled into White Mountain, the final big stop along the trail. But as KNOM’s Emily Schwing reports, it’s not entirely clear who will finish first. Download Audio

Mushers Prepare To Tackle The Bering Sea Coast

With a climb through the Alaska Range and a run down the Yukon River now behind them, Iditarod mushers have only to tackle the Bering Sea coast before they cross the finish line in Nome. But there’s still a third of the race to go. Overnight, the front-runners left Kaltag for Unalakleet. It’s the longest run of the race. KUAC’s Emily Schwing caught up before they set off.

Iditarod mushers in striking distance surprise themselves

As top Iditarod teams reached the checkpoint at Galena, several were trying to account for their spots at the top of the pack. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes spoke with three mushers surprised for one reason or another with their place in the standings. Download Audio

Halverson Wins Red Lantern

Photo and Story by Diana Haecker, APRN – Nome With the arrival of Ellen Halverson in Nome, the 2011 Iditarod trail sled dog...

Checking in with Iditarod mushers Baker and Burmeister

Mushers and their teams are making their runs down the Yukon River. KNOM’s Emily Schwing caught up with two mushers who have roots in Western Alaska mushers to find out how their races are going.

Iditarod Teams Reach Bering Sea Coast

Teams running at the front of the pack have reached the Bering Sea Coast at Unalakleet. Despite a rough trail, teams are still on record pace as they continue to make their way for Nome.

Tom Busch Honored by Iditarod

Diana Haecker, APRN - Anchorage Each year in the Iditarod sled dog race, an honorary musher is the first to leave the ceremonial start...

Zirkle Overtakes Buser in Iditarod

Aliy Zirkle, hoping to end her streak of second-place finishes, was the first out of Kaltag early Saturday morning. She left about 3:18 with 11 dogs in her team. She spent just a few minutes at the checkpoint before darting off for Unalakleet.

Identical Twins Taking On The Iditarod Trail

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race gets underway this weekend. The race has had its share of unusual mushers over the years. There have been blind mushers, one legged mushers, a musher in kilts, even three generations of one family all running in the same race. But this year, race viewers may do a double take when identical twins Kristy and Anna Berington take to the runners.

Musher Rescues Runaway Team

Musher Allen Moore was signing to himself on his way to Takotna when a team of 14 dogs raced past him. To stop the dogs,...

PHOTOS: 85 Iditarod mushers head for Nome

Hundreds of race fans lined the chute on Willow Lake to send off one of the largest fields in years under warm March sunlight.