Lance Mackey: Fan Favorite

They want his autograph. On the photo they have taken. On their Iditarod program. On their sleeve. They ask about his dogs. His strategy. He smiles....

Race Leaders on the Yukon

Tim Bodony, APRN – Anvik The leaders of the 2011 Iditarod are on the Yukon. Sebastian Schnuelle is currently leading mushers in the Iditarod, ...

Zirkle takes Iditarod lead out of Ophir as top teams coordinate rests

A trio of Iditarod teams declared their 24-hour rests immediately on pulling into Tokotna Tuesday night.

Iditarod Leaders Reach Nikolai

More than a dozen mushers have reached Nikolai, including reigning champion Lance Mackey. Others who have reached Nikolai include: * Martin Buser. * Ray Redington, Jr. * Ramey...

Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow

Organizers have decided that a lack of snow in the Anchorage area won't force a route change for this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The start of the race will be staged as usual in Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage. Download Audio

Iditarod Leaders Leave Rainy Pass

Hugh Neff is leading the Iditarod. The winner of this year’s Yukon Quest left Rainy Pass at 2:58 this afternoon. Ray Redington, Jr. left the checkpoint at 3:09, followed closely by Aaron Burmeister and Lance Mackey.

Mackey In and Out of Saftey Racing With Lead

Lance Mackey continued his drive to win another Iditarod stopping only a few minutes in Safety about 11:37 this morning. He was racing with...

Jamaican Musher Draws Cheers at Iditarod Start

Rookie Newton Marshall draws supportive applause for his first Iditarod. Marshall has been training with champion musher, Lance Mackey.

Zirkle Maintains Iditarod Lead; First Out of Unalakleet Saturday Night

Aliy Zirkle continued her lead over Martin Buser and Sonny Lindner Saturday night in the 2014 Iditarod. She arrived in Unalakleet first and left first. Buser, Lindner, Jeff King and Aaron Burmeister were still in Unalakleet at 10:00 p.m.

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

Iditapod: The first 100 miles

We check in from the trail, where mushers covered the first 100-plus miles from the Willow restart Sunday to the first checkpoints, Yentna and Skwentna, and on to Finger Lake. Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes talked to mushers at Skwentna overnight, and we take a listener question on sled design. Also, today's episode features an extended interview with Ester musher Paige Drobny, an Iditarod veteran and one of a record field of female mushers.

Iditapod: Race day 2, plus Rookie of the Year contenders

In less than 24 hours, the Iditarod front-runners have made it to the Finger Lake checkpoint, 123 miles into the 1,000-mile race. But not before checking in at Yentna and Skwentna, the first two checkpoints after leaving Willow. And, even before that, KNOM's Davis Hovey caught up with two top candidates for Rookie of the Year: Two Rivers' Matt Hall and Nenana's Jessie Holmes.

Busers Bolt into Iditarod Lead

Martin Buser and his son, Rohn, stopped for only a few minutes in Takotna and bolted into the Iditarod lead Wednesday morning. Martin Buser arrived in Takotna about 8:30 am, stopped a few minutes and then headed towards the ghost town of Ophir. Rohn, who won the Kusko 300 earlier this year, reached Takotna about 9:45 am and left almost immediately. As of 11:30 Wednesday morning, Aliy Zirkle, who had led much of the race, was still in Takotna.

Baker Leads Heading into Final Stretch

Diana Haecker, APRN - Nome & Tim Bodony, APRN - Anvik It is John Baker, with a solid lead as teams head for Elim, White...

Iditapod: The season so far and a look ahead

We talk about this year's Kuskokwim 300, touch on the importance of mid-distance mushing races leading up to the Iditarod and talk to KUAC-FM reporter Zoe Rom about covering the Yukon Quest, Alaska's other 1,000-mile sled dog race. Also: We talk about the Anchorage ceremonial start, who we expect to see running at the front of the pack and answer our first listener question!

Aliy Zirkle First Musher Into Takotna

About 34 teams are taking their mandatory 24-hour break in Takotna during this year’s Iditarod sled dog race. The church and other buildings are filled with sleeping mushers. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle was the first to reach the checkpoint late last night. She says so far, she hasn’t had any surprises.

Iditapod: Making it to the Yukon River

Top teams in the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are reaching the Yukon River on Friday as the race enters its fifth day, with snow and more warm temperatures in the forecast. Girdwood's Nicolas Petit and Norwegian-by-way-of-Willow musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom have continued to leapfrog each other, with Nic winning a five-course meal in Anvik. We hear more about the different strategies as they came into focus earlier in the race and take a listener question about team positions for dogs.

Zirkle Leads Mushers Into Nikolai

Aliy Zirkle was the first musher to ride into Nikolai at 9:14 a.m., followed by reigning champion John Baker at 9:36 a.m.. Lance Mackey isn't far behind, making it into the checkpoint just before 10:00 a.m.

Fur Rondy Kicks Off In Anchorage

The 77th Fur Rendezvous kicked off Friday in Anchorage. One of the main events was the start of the Open World Championship Sled Dog Race. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton was there and chatted with some of the people attending.