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Team 39, Barber and Lapham, champion 2024 Iron Dog

By Ava White | February 26, 2024 |

Teams competing in what’s known as the toughest and longest snowmachine race in the world, the Iron Dog, reached the finish line in Big Lake, about an hour north of Anchorage, yesterday. The purse for the race is $224,000, the largest in Iron Dog history. The race started with 24 teams last weekend (Feb. 17),…

Iron Dog teams leave halfway point, slated to finish Sunday

By Ava White | February 22, 2024 |

Eighteen teams racing in the world’s longest snowmachine race, the Iron Dog, left the halfway checkpoint in Nome this morning. The first duo on the trail this morning was Team 39, veteran racers Brett Lapham and Cody Barber. The team from Willow arrived in Nome on Tuesday (Jan. 20) afternoon after racing nearly 1500 miles…

Team 39 leads Iron Dog racers into Nome

By Ava White | February 20, 2024 |

Lead racers in the world’s longest snowmachine race, the Iron Dog, made a beeline for Nome today. It’s the halfway mark on the over 2500 mile course, which runs north across the state. A few dozen people were crowding the corner of Bering and Front Street waiting for the first Iron Dog racers to reach…

Racers hit the trail for the longest snowmachine race in the world, Iron Dog

By Ava White | February 19, 2024 |

Twenty-four teams of two left Big Lake on Saturday for a race north to Nome. The 2503 mile race, known as Iron Dog, is the longest snowmachine race in the world. Iron Dog passes through over twenty rural communities, like McGrath, Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. They’ll face rugged terrain across rural parts of Alaska where temperatures…

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