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Iditarod reverses musher demotions, but then levies fines

May. 12, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the Iditarod announced Thursday they have reversed the penalties levied against two mushers who were demoted in final standings for breaking a rule against sheltering their dogs inside a cabin during vicious storms near the end of this year’s race across...

Dogs owned by Iditarod vet, reality TV star kill family pet

Apr. 13, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pack of sled dogs belonging to an Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating the March 30 incident involving dogs owned by musher Jessie Holmes, who finished third in...

Iditarod punishes 3 mushers for sheltering dogs in windstorm

Mar. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fierce winter storm in the last stretch of this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog, which ultimately forced six mushers to scratch the same day, now has cost three other mushers for sheltering their dogs instead of leaving them outside in the harsh conditions. ...

Iditarod ends as last musher crosses the finish line in Nome

Mar. 20, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The last musher has arrived in Nome, ending the 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race across Alaska. Musher Apayauq Reitan of Kaktovik, Alaska, crossed the finish late Saturday night, winning the Red Lantern award and $1,000 for being the final...

Vicious winter storm knocks 6 mushers out of the Iditarod

Mar. 20, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three additional mushers running at the back of the pack have scratched from this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after accepting assistance during a massive ground storm. The vicious Friday storm forced six mushers in total to scratch after they...

Ground storm forces two Iditarod mushers to seek rescue

Mar. 19, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two back-of-the-pack mushers had to be rescued in separate incidents from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Friday after winds from a severe ground storm caused deteriorating conditions, race officials said. One of those rescued was a musher who had a...

Brent Sass wins his 1st Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska

Mar. 15, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Musher Brent Sass won the arduous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska on Tuesday as his team of 11 dogs dashed off the Bering Sea ice through a crowd of fans in downtown Nome. Sass mushed down Front Street and across the finish line just before 6...

Musher Brent Sass wins 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska

Mar. 15, 2022 09:48 AM EDT
NOME, Alaska (AP) — Musher Brent Sass wins 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska.

Brent Sass keeps up Iditarod lead but is wary about Seavey

Mar. 14, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Brent Sass hadn’t seen another musher for hundreds of miles, a pretty good sign when you’re leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Sass arrived in the checkpoint at White Mountain at 11:05 a.m. Monday and picked up $2,500 for being the first to make...

Brent Sass maintains lead as Iditarod reaches Bering Sea ice

Mar. 13, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Brent Sass continued to lead the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, but he must hold off the defending champion as mushers have reached the Bering Sea sea coast and its treacherous ice. Sass breezed through the checkpoint in the village of Shaktoolik...