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Musher Profile: Emily Maxwell

Emily Maxwell's dog team pulls her along a snowy trail.

Emily Maxwell ran her first Iditarod this March. She stopped by the KNOM studios to share stories from the Iditarod trail — and how she got there.

Ulsom Wins Iditarod 2018

Close-up of musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom, wearing blue hat, sunglasses, black parka

Joar Leifseth Ulsom is the champion of Iditarod 2018. The Norwegian musher claimed his first Iditarod win at 3:01am Wednesday, arriving under the Burled Arch with 8 dogs.

Iditarod Musher Chases Off Bison With Ax

Two bison, an adult and calf, stand against a snowy landscape.

Running the Iditarod requires a good team of dogs, plus perseverance, strategy, strength, and at least a little bit of luck. And, sometimes, an ax helps, too.