Lance Mackey, the Two Rivers musher who has won the past three races, and Nancy Yoshida, the North Dakota rookie whose Iditarod dream came to a crashing halt on the switchbacks of Happy River Gorge last winter, are among 60 mushers signed up for next year's race.
Riding on the parka tails of three-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey, the Iditarod Trail Committee has won a third-straight regional Emmy for a documentary about the 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome.
One public-use cabin is already under construction along the Iditarod Trail, another is planned for this summer, and $400,000 in federal stimulus funding is on the way for at least four more, the trail manager says.Craig Medred
As the spectacle that is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race unfolds in Anchorage once again, the subject on everyone's tongue is whether defending champ Lance Mackey can pull off a three-peat.Craig Medred
No other Iditarod musher has ever had five years like Susan Butcher's stretch between 1986 and 1990. In those years Butcher finished first, first, first, second -- by less than one hour -- and first again.
Hundreds of Dr. Bob Sept's patients have done something he hasn't -- they've run the Iditarod. Of course, they did it in the teams of race champions like Rick Swenson and Susan Butcher and in the teams of also-rans. Sept did hundreds of hours of veterinary work free.