Veteran Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler is having a rough race this year. Here, during an interview at the checkpoint in McGrath, he talks about the dog team that's shrinking before his eyes and why he still believes crossing the finish line is within his grasp.
A group of Norwegian students is in Takotna, Alaska, helping out as volunteers for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Here, they discuss their unique role as the "Takotna Parking Service" in the small Athabascan community accessible only by air or river. With no roads in or out, the only way to travel by land is by trail, often by snowmachine or dog sled.