Slideshow: Julia O'Malley: A Q&A with Aliy Zirkle

Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers reacts to the problems with trail leaving the Koyuk checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle with her lead dog after finishing in second place behind race winner Dallas Seavey in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Nome, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Craig Medred