THANK YOU to KNOM!! We were trying to find a way to listen so I called them. As she put me on hold I heard KNOM! She got back on the line and said that they weren’t streaming, but she could put me on hold and I could listen.– SCORE! So I grabbed my recorder and here you have it. The Start of the 2013 Norton Sound 450 in Unalakleet. Go Team Kaiser!!
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Bev Hoffman was kind enough to get a couple of interviews for Team Kaiser. We will be watching these two young men as they mush on the Iditarod Trail. Bev and I go way way back. I started the K300 website years ago after suggesting it to her. She was hesitant, but said go for it. In those days all communication was by fax. After that year there was only one fax in Headquarters. The third year was all transitioned to web. She’s a natural as a communicator and did an awesome job for us in these interviews.
Pete and Mike Jr. have been local favorites the last couple of years in the Iditarod and this year Richie Diehl joins to make it three for 2013! The two boys are out of Akiachak headed towards the Gweek which should put them into Bethel in about 6:00pm local time. Head on down to cheer them on!
The photos show it all– Pete was pretty thrilled with the Team. They basically did what he asked of them. He said that they basically encountered every kind of trail and weather you could have in a race, from cold to wind, to rain and sleet, but this Awesome Team just did it happily. The Finish was as good as it could get– Warm Weather and many mushers coming in at the same time. Seven teams finished in a stretch of two hours. THAT is competition and a race to be proud to be in the top 5.
What a great day for Mushing Spectators. I’ve been covering races since 95 and I don’t remember one this nice. Here are some photos from the first group of finishers. Click a photo to start a slideshow.