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...the winner's circle," Burmeister said as he put purple booties on his dogs' feet and prepared to leave the Rainy Pass checkpoint and head toward the treacherous Dalzell Gorge. He's competing in his fifth Iditarod. Last year, Burmeister...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...trail 16 minutes later. Boulding, who finished third in the 1998 Iditarod, was the first musher to arrive at the Rainy Pass checkpoint Monday afternoon. A sizable crowd of eager race fans crowded around to watch the bushy-bearded musher lay out...
Mackey: Another win doesn't look likely

...trotted into the next checkpoint on their own, but the mishap cost Buser time as he waited for his dogs in the Rainy Pass checkpoint. It looked like five-time champion Rick Swenson might scratch after crashing his sled and perhaps breaking his...
Swingley out of Iditarod

...spill on a slick and icy hill a few miles before the Rainy Pass checkpoint, just two days into the race from Anchorage to...more than half a dozen teams already out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint 30 miles up the trail. "I stopped here because...
Auke Bay musher in 63rd

Auke Bay musher Deborah Molburg-Bicknell survived the opening stages of the race to get to the Rainy Pass checkpoint at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday. Sound off on the important issues at The 61-year-old Iditarod rookie sits in 63rd position out...
Juneau musher found after brief disappearance

...Bicknell after she had not shown up at Rohn. Bicknell was last seen at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday, leaving the Rainy Pass checkpoint, 224 miles into the race from Anchorage to Nome, said Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers...
Swingley: I'm retiring

...Sled Dog Race. "This is my victory lap," the four-time Iditarod winner said shortly after arriving at the Rainy Pass checkpoint Tuesday morning. "I'm retiring from competitive racing. You won't see me up front anymore. "I've done...
Leaders play hopscotch

...hours and 46 minutes achieved in 2002. As of Tuesday night, two mushers had scratched from the race, both at the Rainy Pass checkpoint. Rookie Jesse Beebe of Wasilla and veteran musher Burt Bomhoff of Chugiak, a former Iditarod Trail Committee...
Mackey, Schnuelle in early jostle

...of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mackey overtook Schnuelle early Monday, and was the first team into the Rainy Pass checkpoint, 224 miles away from Anchorage. But while Mackey rested at the checkpoint, Schnuelle spent only five minutes...
Mackey pushes for 4th Iditarod win

...Sebastian Schnuelle regained the early lead in the race Monday afternoon when he became the first musher to leave the Rainy Pass checkpoint, about 224 miles beyond Anchorage. He rested there only five minutes before heading out on the trail to Rohn...


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