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Mitch Seavey is first Iditarod musher to reach Ruby

...two-way communications device with him. Mushers are not allowed to have contact with anyone during the race.Marshal Mark Nordman removed Sass after finding the iPod Touch, which is Wi-Fi capable and could have been used to communicate at checkpoints...
Lack of snow could change location of Iditarod race start

...said Sorlie, a firefighter, while in Nikolai. "I've never been so scared before in my life."Race marshal Mark Nordman is watching current trail conditions closely, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. One big storm could change...
More cold cash for Iditarod sled dog race winner

...Trail Alliance and in-kind donations from Cruz Construction Alaska and Donlin Gold, a race sponsor.Race director Mark Nordman said it was likely the most significant work done to this section of trail about in 30 years. "We won't be doing...
Philip Esai is Honorary Musher for 2015 Iditarod

...daughters Marty and Jacque, son Daniel and son in law John, as well as many grandchildren. Iditarod race director Mark Nordman said, "His laughter, hardworking spirit and good cheer during the Iditarod race will be greatly missed."As is...
Iditarod's official start could move to Fairbanks

...will be made on Feb. 17."We do have trail concerns from the top of Rainy Pass to Nikolai," Iditarod race manager Mark Nordman wrote in an email. "Because of these concerns, a contingency plan will be used if the Alaska Range conditions are...
Europeans part of mushing fact-finding mission

...received similar help from Iditarod officials."They're struggling with the same issues," Iditarod race director Mark Nordman said. "They're learning from us, we're learning from them."Pedersen said another goal of the trip was to entice...
Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start

...Anchorage.Concerns about the trail were in areas south of the Alaska Range and in the mountains themselves, race marshal Mark Nordman said. But snow and especially colder temperatures after a long January thaw have alleviated worries there and in areas...
Iditarod officials report 1st dog death

...dead dog is a 5-year-old male, Goro, belonging to musher Jim Oehlschlaeger of Cincinnati, Ohio. Race marshal Mark Nordman said the dog died at about 9 p.m. Sunday as Oehlschlaeger's team approached Ruby. Oehlschlaeger checked into Ruby...
Dog death occurs on trail to Elim

...Race, according to a race official. It was the first dog death of the 1,100-mile race this year. Race marshal Mark Nordman told radio station KNOM that the dog died on the trail between Koyuk and Elim. A necropsy was ordered for the animal...
Musher disqualified for hitting dogs

...similar to a surveyor's stake, after two refused to get up and continue running on an ice field, race marshal Mark Nordman told The Associated Press from Nome on Sunday. "He felt it was a discipline he needed to get his team off the ice...


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