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A Win for Western Alaska

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race returned to Alaska for its 47th running last month.

After 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes, and 6 seconds, Bethel musher Pete Kaiser became the first Yup’ik person to claim an Iditarod championship. He bested 2018 champ Joar Leifseth Ulsom to the finish line by a margin of just 12 minutes.

KNOM provided comprehensive coverage for a region eager for developments in the epic “Last Great Race.” KNOM staff, along with volunteer alumni Ben Matheson and Zachariah Hughes, provided updates and trail stories for listeners through a partnership with Alaska Public Media.

You’ll find many fascinating stories, with photos and audio, right here at knom.org.


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Image at top: A victorious Pete Kaiser. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.

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