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Training for his 18th Iditarod race

I am Alaska: At 74, Jim Lanier is one of the toughest Iditarod mushers on the trail

(img1)Jim Lanier I Am Alaska profile

In the latest installment of our I Am Alaska series, 74-year-old Jim Lanier explains why he might be retired from medicine, but he's still hitting the 1,000-mile Iditarod trail. Yes, that's him singing in the video!

Photo gallery: The polar bears of Kaktovik

Former Yukon Quest champion and Iditarod veteran Sebastian Schnuelle may be taking a break from distance racing, but he is still traveling to some of the most remote corners of Alaska. Check out 18 of his best polar bear pictures from the Inupiat village of Kaktovik. 

Jeff King Enters Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest announced on Thursday that Jeff King has signed up for the 2015 race.

Iditarod Ceremonial Sled

(img1)Iditarod Ceremonial Sled

Reporter Rebecca Palsha, Photojournalist Eric Sowl

Iditarod Ceremonial Sled

(img1)Iditarod Ceremonial Sled

Reporter Rebecca Palsha, Photojournalist Eric Sowl

In Photos: The 2014 Iditarod Trail

We've compiled all the photos from our coverage of the 42nd Iditarod race along the trail starting from the beginning and extending through Dallas Seavey's milestone win.

Hugh Neff Recalls Near-Death Iditarod Experience

Hugh Neff Recalls Near-Death Iditarod Experience

From broken bones and sleds to treacherous trail conditions, Iditarod XLII had many mushers scared for their lives and dog teams during what may go down as The Last Great Race’s most controversial outing.

Hugh Neff Recalls Near-Death Iditarod Experience

(img1)Hugh Neff Relives Iditarod Nightmare

Reporter Blake Essig/Photojournalist Albert Lutan

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Tales from the Trail

Tales from the Trail: Leave the Expectations at the Office

Like the old adage goes, even the best-laid plans often go awry, and it couldn't have been a better turn of events for this first-time Iditarod race reporter.

Tales from the Trail: Jacks of all Trades; Masters of None

Tales from the Trail: Jacks of all Trades; Masters of None

Joshua Staab/KTUU-TV

Coming from a print journalism background to work for a broadcast news station, you find yourself learning all sorts of new things.

Tales from the Trail: Media Blitz in McGrath

One journalist's first-hand account from the behind the scenes on the trail of the 2014 Iditarod Race.

Pics from the Trail

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Kjersten Olson

Iditarod re-start in Willow.

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