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Recap of the Top 25 Iditarod Teams at the Finish Line of the 1,000 Mile Race

Sunday just before 12:30pm, Kaci Murringer crossed under the burled arch in Nome to cap off what has been an eventful running of this year’s Iditarod sled dog race. In case you missed a musher’s finish in Nome due to COVID-19 related closures, social distancing, or for some other reason, don’t worry. KNOM Radio spoke […]

Local Search and Rescue Assists Iditarod Mushers Stuck in Overflow

Nome Volunteer Fire Department

Nome Search and Rescue responded to the call to rescue three Iditarod mushers from overflow near the Solomon River late Friday morning. Just before 9am Friday, Jim West Jr., the head of Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department, received a call from Mike Owens of the Iditarod Trail Committee. When West heard three teams were stuck in […]

Third Norwegian Ever, Second in Three Years, Wins Iditarod

The Iditarod has a new race champion: Norwegian Thomas Waerner arrived under the Burled Arch in Nome at 12:37 Wednesday morning to claim his first win. He arrived with a team of 10 dogs with tails up, looking alert, and continuing to leap in harness even after arriving. Waerner’s leaders for the majority of the […]

Top Five Mushers Into White Mountain By The Time Waerner Departed for Nome

Thomas Waerner prepares to leaves for the run from White Mountain to Nome

Iditarod mushers are closing in on Nome. Norwegian Thomas Waerner was the first to leave White Mountain at 1:35 Tuesday afternoon when he pulled the snowhook and set off on the final 77 miles to Nome. As fresh snow fell on his sleeping team, he completed his mandatory eight-hour break. Waerner now has a generous […]

Iditarod Reaches White Mountain, Preparations in Nome Underway

The burled arch in Nome being prepared for the Iditarod finish.

The first musher, Thomas Waerner of Norway, arrived into White Mountain early this morning. He has about a five-hour lead on the next team in this year’s Iditarod sled dog race. If Waerner maintains his lead, this would be his first Iditarod victory in only his second running of the race. He’s expected to arrive […]