It’s Monday and the frontrunners in the 2018 Iditarod are on the Bering Sea coast, venturing out on a trail over sea ice from Shaktoolik to Koyuk. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes caught up with the top three — Nicolas Petit, Mitch Seavey, Joar Leifseth Ulsom — in Unalakleet on Sunday, as well as the legendary musher DeeDee Jonrowe, who scratched earlier in what she says was her last Iditarod after 36 total starts. We also hear from a Norwegian mushing reporter on four-time Iditarod champ Dallas Seavey’s foray into the Finnmarksløpet, Europe’s longest sled dog race.
Iditapod: Onto coastal ice, DeeDee in UNK and oh snaps! Plus, Dallas Seavey in Norway
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Iditarod frontrunner Nicolas Petit mushes out of Unalakleet on Sunday, March 11, 2018. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)
Casey Grove is a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media covering the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, among other things.. cgrove [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8446 | About Casey
Published at Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:37:35 +0000