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Marc Lester / ADN

Dallas Seavey racked up his fifth Iditarod win on March 15, crossing the finish line at 8:05 a.m. with 10 dogs in harness.

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser arrives into the McGrath checkpoint on the Iditarod trail on March 5, 2019.
Ben Matheson

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser is out of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

The pace in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been grueling and fast. On March 12, Dallas Seavey was the first musher to return to McGrath on his way to the finish line. He stopped and rested his team in McGrath, where he may be taking his remaining required 8-hour rest.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

Victoria Hardwick has been having a tough year on the Iditarod. The runs have been good, but she ran into a tree on the steps going over the Alaska Range and broke her sled.

Charles Pulliam / Small Schools Broadcasting & Promotions

Basketball is back in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Lower Yukon School District and Chevak’s Kashunamiut School District are allowing students back in the gym, and some teams are even traveling out of the region for games. 

  

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

While musher Brent Sass has gained the prize for being the first to reach the halfway point of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, he has not completed either of the required 8-hour or 24-hour rest periods. As of the morning of March 11, he is resting his team at the Iditarod Checkpoint.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

As they came across the Alaska Range, two local mushers were in the top 10 positions of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Richie Diehl left the Rohn checkpoint at 5:25 p.m. on March 8, with Pete Kaiser about 40 minutes behind him. At the time they were in 3rd and 4th place, with Ryan Redington leading the pack and Martin Buser in second.

Gregory Larson talks with reporters following his 2020 Akiak Dash victory in Bethel, Alaska.
Joey Mendolia / Alaska Public Media

Fourteen mushers competed in the 35-mile Kwethluk Sled Dog Race on March 6.

Richie Diehl finished sixth in the Iditarod on March 14, 2018. It's his best showing in the race to date.
Courtesy of Nick Hawk.

The 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins March 7.

Fr. Alexander Larson brings snacks to his team at the Bethel midway checkpoint during the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race on February 13, 2021.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Local Kuskokwim mushers dominated this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, taking four of the top five positions. The region’s local mushers also swept the race awards.

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