The press may cover the mushers in the Iditarod, but what about the parents who are left behind? Do they call their mushing kids on the phone while they’re out on the trail?
“Have not,” says Ron Kaiser, the father of Bethel musher Pete Kaiser. “I don’t call him, that’s for sure. I don’t try that. “
Ron’s son, Pete, has finished in the top-10 five times.
“Same thing here,” Jackie Klejka, Iditarod rookie Jessica Klejka's mother, agrees.
Each has a child in the Iditarod.