The Iditarod Tales from the Trail

The Iditarod Tales from the Trail

Official Iditarod account. A sled dog race covering 1000 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. #IditarodNation

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September 23, 2021 38 min
We catch up with veteran Iditarod musher Ryne Olson and hear how her summer went, how fall training has started off, plus we get her take on the 2021 race. Follow Ryne and Ryno Kennel at Rynokennel.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Jeff talks about his beginnings in Alaska and Iditarod. Plus, shares what he is working on off the trail throughout the year. Learn more about Jeff's Faces of Iditarod project and listen to the Iditarod interviews at Faces.iditarod.com. Find Jeff Schultz at schultzphoto.com or follow him on Facebook & Instagram @JeffSchultsPhoto, Twitter @IditarodJeff, and YouTube at Jeff Schultz Photography.
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Listen to Amanda talk about her dreams of running the Iditarod, training with Jeff King, and all things in her mushing world. You can follow Amanda on social media at Otto.UpNorth on Instagram and Husky Homestead on Facebook.
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Greg Heister, Iditarod Insider producer, recently visited several musher kennels to film for the Insider 2.0 series. The 2.0 video series is additional Insider content chronicling mushers and their canine athletes off the trail and focuses on their team's daily routine. We talk with Greg about filming in the summer, how he felt the 2021 trail went, and what he looks forward to for the 50th anniversary running. Visit Greg's...
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Musher Will Troshynski talks about his rookie year, dog training plans, and new podcast Onward and Other Directions. Visit Will's website at ataokennel.com and social media at ATOA Kennel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Volunteer Iditarod Veterinarian Kim Henneman talks with us about dog care on the trail and unique challenges of vet care in below freezing temperatures. Kim also marked 2021 as her 10th year volunteering with the veterinarian team on the trail.
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Dallas Seavey, 5-time Iditarod Champion, talks will us about this interesting year back on the trail, summer plans, and his future in competitive mushing. Not to mention his Iditarod fashion sense. Be sure to follow Dallas on his Facebook athlete page @Dallas Seavey or visit sleddogtours.com.
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Listen in as we talk with veteran musher Larry Daugherty recap his 2021 Iditarod race. Larry talks about his broken sled, wrist injury, and how he carried a symbolic COVID vaccine in his sled.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Martin Buser joins the podcast this week and talks about this year's dog team and changing strategies due to the changing trail route. Follow Martin on Facebook at Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel, on Instagram at Happy Trails Kennel, or on his website at www.buserdog.com.
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Veteran Iditarod mushing twin sisters Anna and Kristy Berington talk with us about training, dogs, and their plans for this year's unique Iditarod route. You can follow the Beringtons on Instagram at Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing and their website at SeeingDoubleSledDogRacing.com.
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We talk with Thomas Waerner, 2020 Iditarod Champion, about what he has been up to since his historic flight home after the 2020 race. Plus, learn what his thoughts are on the changes to the 2021 Iditarod race and challenges out of state mushers are facing trying to get into Alaska. You can follow Thomas on Instagram and Facebook at Thomas Waerner Berserkkennel. Check his pages for news on his upcoming races in Norway.
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On this episode we talk with Jane Holmes, our new Associate Director of Education. Jane started working with Iditarod earlier this year and hit the ground running! Although not totally new to Iditarod, Jane has been volunteering on the trail for several years and was the 2008 Teacher on the Trail. With COVID changing the look of the Iditarod race, we talk about the challenges implementing the usual education programs like Teacher o...
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Listen into our podcast episode with guest Rob Urbach, Iditarod CEO. We talk about the recent changes to the Iditarod Sled Dog Race due to COVID, including the new trail, COVID prevention plan, and the many intricacies still in the works. Stay up-to-date with Iditarod race changes at Iditarod.com/plan-your-visit.
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Have a listen to our podcast with husband and wife mushing team, Jason and Jennifer Campeau! Jason is a veteran Iditarod musher returning to the trail this year and this is Jennifer's first Iditarod race. Follow the Campeaus at Atka Kennel on Facebook and atkakennel.com.
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Listen to the Tales From the Trail Iditarod podcast with guest Matthew Failor! We talk about puppies, his summer wedding, and winter training for Iditarod 2021. Check out Matthew and his team at 17th-Dog/Team Matthew Failor on social media and 17th-dog.com.
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On this podcast we talk with Aliy Zirkle, 20 year Iditarod veteran and only woman to win the Yukon Quest. Listen as we dive into Aliy's 2020 and 2021 race year, future plans, and new ventures in mushing education. Follow SP Kennel – Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore at Spkennel.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Iditarod veteran Jessie Holmes talks with us about his big move to Brushkana, Alaska, building his new home base, and growing his sled dog team. Jessie is also on the National Geographic docu series Life Below Zero. Follow Jessie Holmes on Facebook and Instagram at Team Can't Stop.
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Veteran Iditarod mushers Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe talk with us about living life off the grid and plans for running the 2021 Iditarod together. Follow Paige and Cody at Squid Acres Kennel on Facebook and Instagram or visit squidacres.com.
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Kelly Villar, 2020 Teacher on the Trail, talks with us about trail storms, COVID-19 pandemic, and the this once in a lifetime opportunity to follow the Iditarod Trail. Follow the 2021 Teacher on the Trail or read past articles by Kelly Villar at Iditarod.com/edu.
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Jim Deperez, 2021 Teacher on the Trail, talks about lesson plans, kids activities, and looking forward to getting on the Iditarod trail. If you want to reach out to the Teacher on the Trail, email Jim Deperez at emailtheteacher@iditarod.com. Also, follow Teacher on the Trail at Iditarod.com/edu.
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