Posts from the 'Iditarod Report' category
Recorded live from the KTNA studio, 6 pm Tuesday.
In 2014, half of all the mushers who scratched in the Iditarod did so in Rohn, and more suffered damage to their sleds or themselves. Next year, with a quarter-million dollars worth of trail work, and a little help from Mother Nature, Iditarod officials hope that number will be much lower. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more:
One of the things the Iditarod is known for is its challenging terrain. Some stretches of the trail are more treacherous than others. This March, one of the worst sections of the Iditarod Trail was between Rohn and Farewell Lakes. Lev Schvartz of Willow is one of several mushers who scratched in that section. He describes trail conditions this past March:
“There’s no snow. The buffalo tunnels were just super rough, stumps sticking out all sorts of places. It was like being a pinball in a pinball machine.” (more…)
Mark’s last report for the season, where he discusses the big surprises at the finish:
On Monday, KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with General Manager and Iditarod Trail Sweep Will Peterson. Below is the audio of their discussion of the race and the trail. Note that since this interview was on Monday, the winner of the race had not been determined yet, and Jeff King of Denali Park appeared to have a commanding lead.
Here’s Mark’s report from Sunday evening announcements, March 9th