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Loren Holmes

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Aaron Burmeister may have gotten the gold in Cripple, but what he really wanted was his knee back.

The Nenana musher took home $3,000 worth of gold nuggets for being first to the halfway point Wednesday afternoon, but no one could say it was easy for him...

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Iditarod mushers who survived the gauntlet of rock, ice and snow through Rainy Pass and the Farewell Burn had little time to contemplate their achievements and good fortune....

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NIKOLAI -- At the musher meeting last week Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officials showed rookie Nathan Schroeder and everyone else six pictures of what were considered the worse sections of the course. What he saw wasn't too concerning....

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ROHN -- Two-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Robert Sorlie came in here wide eyed and pale on Monday, visibly shaken by the gnarly descent down out of the Alaska Range mountains to the ice of the Tatina River...

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The Iditarod trail is meting out early punishment for all of the teams. Extremely rough trail conditions due to lack of snow are adding a level of difficulty not seen in recent years....

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DeeDee Jonrowe, a musher from Willow and a three-decade Iditarod veteran, scratched from this year's race on Tuesday morning following a rough ride through the Dalzell Gorge between the checkpoints of Rainy Pass and Rohn....

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PUNTILLA LAKE -- No matter where a musher falls on the spectrum of racing experience in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the trail shows little mercy...

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Martin Buser is still proving to be a master trail strategist, though whether it will pay off remains to be seen...

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Despite this year’s record-breaking high temperatures and lack of snow along parts of the fabled Iditarod Trail, the race’s ceremonial start plugged the downtown streets of Anchorage Saturday....

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Seven billion people in the world, and of those, only 851 have ever attempted what these 69 men and women will attempt: a thousand-mile race up the Iditarod Trail. More people have won Academy Awards than have entered the Iditarod. More people have Super Bowl rings....

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