Aklestad and Olstad lead Iron Dog into Nome

two snowmachine racers

The duo of Tyler Aklestad and Nick Olstad, team 7 in the Iron Dog 2023 race, pulled into Nome at first position just after 3 p.m on Feb. 20.

There are 15 teams still in the hunt. Those reaching the halfway point today pulled into Nome under an inflatable arch at the west end of Front Street after following the sea ice west across Norton Sound from Koyuk. 

Nome’s teams of the Miller brothers, Jarvis and Jordan, and Cody Moen and Chad Gueco, are still running in the top 10.

As of 4:50 p.m., four teams had made it to the halfway point. Iron Dog action will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21, with Wrench Day at the City of Nome’s Public Works garage. The race restart is set for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m.

Stay with KNOM as we bring you continuing coverage of the race during KNOM Update News starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 21.

Image at top: Team 7 arrives in Nome. Photo by Davis Hovey, KNOM (2023).