'Nothing Prepares You For It.' Klejka Arrives In Unalakleet

Mar 12, 2019

Rookie Jessica Klejka mushes into the Takotna checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail on March 7, 2019.
Credit Zachariah Hughes / APRN

Iditarod Rookie Jessica Klejka pulled into the Unalakleet checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail at 2:16 p.m. on Tuesday with 11 dogs. As she fed her team, APRN reporter Zachariah Hughes talked with her about the trail and the race so far. When asked if this was what she expected on her rookie run, Klejka responded, "Nothing prepares you for it." Klejka also describes what Pete Kaiser's win could mean to mushing in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen to the full interview here.