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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-09/iditarods-official-start-could-move-fa
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/party-atmosphere-marks-iditarods-cerem
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/europeans-part-mushing-fact-finding-mis
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Warm temps, low snow complicates Iditarod training

...ceremonial run in Anchorage. The competition begins the following day in Willow, 50 miles to the north.Race marshal Mark Nordman said it's too soon to plan a repeat of 2003, when the restart was moved more than 300 miles north to Fairbanks because...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-16/warm-temps-low-snow-complicates-iditaro
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031102/spo_death.shtml
Sports
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Spo_dog.html
Sports
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031907/sta_20070319008.shtml
News
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...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Spo_dog.shtml
Seavey wins $3,000 at Iditarod half

...taking a break in Cripple, the halfway point in the halfway point in the 1,100-mile trek to Nome. Race marshal Mark Nordman says Dallas Seavey of Seward, John Baker of Kotzebue, four-time champion Martin Buser of Big Lake and Bruce Linton...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031210/out_586492106.shtml
Outdoors
Iditarod tightens rules on coaching

...The board of directors tightened the rules this summer after hearing from Buser and other mushers, said race marshal Mark Nordman. Nordman said that Buser alerted him in the village of Elim, far into the race, that Brooks seemed to be getting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100102/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports

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