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Iditarod draws mushers from around the globe

...Norwegians to Alaska this year."The biggest thing you can do as a long-distance musher is do this race," said Sorlie, of Hurdal, Norway.Besides his two wins, the 56-year-old competed as a rookie in 2002, when he finished in ninth place. His other...
Mushers make their way to Nome

NOME - One day after Robert Sørlie of Hurdal, Norway, claimed victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race...Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. The 45-year-old firefighter from Hurdal battled blowing snow and bitterly cold temperatures on the last...
Norwegian leads mushers out of Manley

MANLEY - Musher Robert Sørlie of Hurdal, Norway, jumped into the lead early Tuesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Sørlie left the Interior town of Manley at 4...
Sorlie first out of Shaktoolik

...Trail Sled Dog Race, but other contenders were in gaining on him with faster dogs. Sorlie, a 47-year-old firefighter from Hurdal, rested his dogs for 5 hours and 5 minutes before setting out on the 48-mile run to Koyuk. He dropped two dogs in Shaktoolik...
Former champion Robert Sorlie retains Iditarod lead

...trailed him in his 2003 victory: Ramy Brooks of Healy and Jeff King of Denali Park. Sorlie, a 47-year-old firefighter from Hurdal, was first out of the Ophir checkpoint, leaving at 9:25 a.m. for the 90-mile run to the next checkpoint at the long-abandoned...
Norwegian earns Iditarod's top rookie honors

...honors. But just barely. Kjetil Backen arrived at the finish line three minutes behind Sorlie. Sorlie, a firefighter from Hurdal, Norway, reached Nome at 11:44 p.m. on Tuesday. Backen, of Porsgrunn, finished at 11:47 p.m. "It was good...
Sorlie keeps lead out of White Mountain

...1,100-mile race got ever closer to the finish line in Nome at the edge of the frozen Bering Sea and the firefighter from Hurdal continued to own the lead. Sorlie, who held the same command when he won the 2003 race, was the first musher to reach the...
Sorlie leads into Eagle Island; Boulding quits

...surprisingly frisky, yipping and jumping in place, despite a trail Sorlie described as soft. Sorlie, a firefighter from Hurdal, Norway, went on to win the 2003 Iditarod, his second shot at the 1,100-mile race. In '02, he was rookie of the year...
Sorlie is first into Unalakleet

...two bets on Sunday night, as he was the first into Unalakleet at 8:45 p.m. Sorlie, the 47-year-old firefighter from Hurdal, rested for five hours at the previous checkpoint in Kaltag. He was first out of Kaltag at 8:44 a.m. Sunday, leaving...
Iditarod Briefs

...Award, to recognize outstanding dog care. Sixty-four mushers started the 1,100-mile race to Nome. Robert S rlie of Hurdal, Norway, claimed first prize early Thursday. Twenty mushers scratched from the race, while 41 have crossed under the burled...


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