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Aaron Burmeister first musher to reach Bering Sea coast

...mandatory eight-hour layover at the last checkpoint on the Yukon River. He left in bitter cold temperatures behind Aliy Zirkle and four-time champion Jeff King.Mushers will face hard-packed trail and chilling North Pacific winds as they...
Dogs dash across ice toward Iditarod halfway mark

...river system - which at this time of year means ice.The new terrain was of little concern to veteran contestants like Aliy Zirkle, who finished runner-up the past three years. She and others were mushing Wednesday on the Yukon River, headed...
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...remain for the mushers as they brave the hard-packed trail and chilling North Pacific winds of the Bering Sea coast.Aliy Zirkle was in third place, Jessie Royer in fourth and two-time champion Mitch Seavey moved into fifth place.Warm weather...
Seavey expected to win Iditarod early today

...leave White Mountain just before 11 p.m.Rounding out the top five were Jessie Royer of Montana and fan favorite Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, near Fairbanks. Both women were vying to become the Iditarod's first female champion since Susan...
Seaveys top Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finishers

...finished in second place Wednesday, followed by Aaron Burmeister. Behind them en route to Nome were Jessie Royer and Aliy Zirkle.Before the race, some wondered if musher Pete Kaiser would have an advantage because of his experience racing on...
Today In Sports History for Thursday, March 12

...winner of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 53-year-old former champion won a dueling sprint against Aliy Zirkle, last year's runner-up. Seavey, who first won the Iditarod in 2004, is the father of last year's champion...
Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena the U.S. Olympic Training Center before turning his attention back to dogs.ALIY ZIRKLEThis could be the year Aliy Zirkle finally takes the top prize. She finished second the last three years, losing twice to Dallas Seavey and once to Mitch...
Legacy of late Iditarod champion endures

...woman to win the Iditarod, but Monson said it's only a matter of time before that changes. He praises the talents of Aliy Zirkle, a three-time runner-up, and figures a few women in this year's field will eventually emerge as champions...
King leads Iditarod, 1st out of White Mountain

...Monday. He dropped one dog and left with 11.He had reached the village at 7:02 a.m., 57 minutes ahead of Aliy Zirkle.Zirkle left the checkpoint at 4 p.m. with 11 dogs on her team.King is a four-time champion and could match...
Alaska mushers in lead on Iditarod's final stretch the first two mushers arrived at the second-to-last checkpoint Monday morning. They were Jeff King, 58, and Aliy Zirkle, 44, both of Alaska.King, a four-time champion, is attempting to become the race's second five-time winner...


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