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Trail’s End: More Tales from the 2019 Iditarod

Iditarod musher on Nome’s Front Street

As a final look back at the 2019 Iditarod, delve into a post-race interview with Pete Kaiser and finish-line interviews from the middle and back of the pack — all audio that wound up on the “cutting room floor.”

Pete Kaiser Wins Iditarod 2019

Pete Kaiser is the champion of Iditarod 2019. The Bethel musher arrived at the Nome finish line in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, March 13, with 8 dogs in his team.

Expect an Iditarod Finish Early Wednesday — and Possibly, a Chase to Nome

Looking down a snow-covered street in a rural Alaska town with a large "Iditarod" banner hanging overhead and a carved wooden archway standing in the center of the street.

Around 2 to 4am Wednesday morning: that’s when KNOM expects a championship finish in Iditarod 2019. Bethel musher Pete Kaiser holds a slim yet potentially decisive lead: 6 miles ahead of Joar Leifseth Ulsom, with only 50 miles to the finish line. Nonetheless, Kaiser’s victory is far from certain.

Petit Leads Iditarod Out of Unalakleet

Musher in red vest, seen from behind, answers questions to a large group of closely-gathered reporters, many holding cameras or microphones.

As of Sunday night, Nic Petit is in the driver’s seat of the 2019 Iditarod. The Girdwood musher leads the race by a few hours, but a hungry pack of mushers are looking for an opening.

Iditarod 2019, Day 7: Jockeying on the Yukon

Iditarod’s lead mushers pushed to the Yukon River checkpoints as Thursday night turned into Friday morning. Nicolas Petit was first to Anvik, but other mushers remain competitive as the sun heads toward the horizon Friday night. Here’s a recap of KNOM’s coverage of Iditarod on Friday, March 8.