Tag: Iditarod

Brent Sass posses with his lead dogs Morello and Slater at the finish line in Nome after winning the 2022 Iditarod. (Image: Anne Raup/ADN)

Brent Sass Wins 2022 Iditarod with Lead Dogs Slater and Morello

You must root for a musher who named one of his lead dogs after a character from “Dazed and Confused”, the 1993 stoner film by Richard Linklater. Brent Sass and his lead dogs — Slater and Morello — held off five-time champion Dallas Seavey and won the 2022 Iditarod, which […]

Susan Butcher secures her fourth victory at the 1990 Iditarod with lead dogs Sluggo and Lightning. (Image: Getty)
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OG’s Complete List of Alaska Iditarod Winners and Lead Dogs

This year marks the 50th running of the grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska from Anchorage to Nome, and to celebrate a half-century of sled dog racing, we compiled a complete list of Iditarod winners, including the names of the lead dog or dogs for every champion from […]

Dallas Seavey is flanked by his two lead dogs, North (left) and Gamble (right), after he secured his fifth victory in the Iditarod Alaska Trail Sled Dog Race. (Image: Marc Lester/ADN)

Dallas Seavey Wins 2021 Iditarod, Ties Record with Fifth Victory

Dallas Seavey outlasted 46 teams to win the 2021 Iditarod, which marked his fifth victory in the great Alaska Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey, led by lead dogs North and Gamble, crossed the finish line at Deshka Landing shortly after 5 am Alaska time to complete the perilous 850-mile journey. […]

Dallas Seavey, the current leader of the 2021 Iditarod, feeds his sled dogs while on a break at the McGrath checkpoint. (Image: ADN)

2021 Iditarod: Dallas Seavey Extends Lead with 200 Miles to Go

Only 40 sled dog teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 Iditarod title and four-time champion Dallas Seavey opened up a 20-mile lead as of daybreak on Saturday morning. Seavey has 12 dogs in harness and they have 211 miles remaining in their exhausting trek through the Alaskan wilderness […]

Aliy Zirkle, who was the runner-up three times in the Iditarod, crashed on Day 3 and withdrew from the race. (Image: Marc Lester/Reuters)

2021 Iditarod Day 3: Brent Sass Leads, Aliy Zirkle Crashes

After three days of action, 44 of the 46 mushers who started the 2021 Iditarod remain in the great Alaskan sled dog race. Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle crashed her sled and had to quit the race due to a concussion. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Ryan Redington was […]

The 2021 Iditarod began on Sunday in Alaska with a start at Deshka Landing. (Image: KTUU)

2021 Iditarod Begins Shortened Course in Alaska Without Defending Champ

The 2021 Iditarod sled dog race began this weekend in Alaska with 46 mushers navigating a special 860-mile course called the Gold Trail Loop that adheres to safety and health protocols, including no spectators, to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in small towns without proper medical facilities. Welcome to the […]

Thomas Waerner and his dogs arrive at Cripple, Alaska checkpoint during the 2020 Iditarod (Image: Loren Holmes/ADN)

Iditarod Day 6: Jessie Royer Leads, Thomas Waerner Musher to Beat?

Jessie Royer, down to 13 dogs in harness, continued to lead the 2020 Iditarod sled dog race as the race reached the Kulato, Alaska checkpoint. Three other mushers reached Kulato at the 5 Day, 20-hour mark, including Richie Diehl, Thomas Waerner, and Brent Sass. Defending champion, Peter Kaiser, moved into […]