Iditarod 2020: Race Map

Perhaps I should have posted this earlier, so the checkpoints I am posting daily would make more sense. As you can see, the mushers are following the northern route this year (they alternate between northern and southern), and the top … Continue reading

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Iditarod 2020: Standings as of 3/16 @ 6:20 PM Alaska Time

If it’s Monday, it must be Koyuk! Thomas Waerner remains in the lead, leaving Koyuk @ 13:35. Jessie Royer left Koyuk @ 17:35 Aaron Burmeister left @ 17:42 Mitch Seavey left @ 18:10 Wade Marrs has slipped up to 5th … Continue reading

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Iditarod 2020: Standings as of 3/11 @ 3:17 pm Alaska Time

The top five mushers have now left Ophir, as follows: Paige Drobny @ 9:29 Michelle Phillips @ 9:35 Mitch Seavey @ 10:24 Brent Sass @ 10:35 Lance Mackey @ 10:56 Girls rule today! Current weather in Ophir is partly cloudy … Continue reading

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2019 Iditarod: We Have a Winner!

Peter Kaiser arrives in Nome, winning the 47th running of the Iditarod. Here’s the rest of the top ten, as of 4:30 pm ET on Wednesday, 3/13/19: 1 Peter Kaiser (9) In to Nome 2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28) In … Continue reading

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Iditarod Standings at 8 AM Eastern 3/8/18

The majority of the top five are headed for the Iditarod checkpoint, trying to catch up with leader Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who checked in there at 8:28 (Alaska time) last night. He is apparently taking one of his rest breaks, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Iditarod

The ceremonial start is going on now, and actual racing starts Sunday at 2:00 pm, Eastern Time (10:00 am in Alaska). Typically the restart, as it is called, leaves from Willow, but poor conditions there have moved it to Fairbanks. … Continue reading

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Mitch Seavey Takes 2017 Iditarod!

Congratulations to Mitch Seavey on making it first to Nome and winning the 2017 Iditarod! He started at Anchorage with 16 dogs and finished 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds later in Nome with 11 dogs remaining. … Continue reading

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Dallas Seavey Wins the 2015 Iditarod

It’s in the genes!! Dallas is a third generation racing musher who grew up helping his dad, Mitch, and granddad, Dan, train and race dogs. By all accounts Dallas seems like one of the good guys but he has become … Continue reading

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Iditarod 2015 starts this weekend!

To me, it’s a chance to see beautiful dogs compete at the uppermost level under extreme circumstances. Oh, yeah, and the scenery’s pretty terrific, too! Here’s how the official Iditarod website describes this epic event: “The Last Great Race on … Continue reading

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Iditarod Standings as of 3/9/14

Today’s race standings: In 1st place, leaving the checkpoint at Shaktoolik at 7:12 this morning: Aliy Zirkle. The rest of the leader board is still in Shaktoolik, with arrival times this morning as noted below: Jeff King: 4:46 Martin Buser: … Continue reading

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