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1996 Iditarod Reports


1997 Race Coverage
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APRN Feature Interviews
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Interviews with Joe Redington Sr., Jeff King, Deedee Jonrowe and a number of "middle of the pack" mushers.
March 3, 1997
Feature
Father of the Iditarod Joe Redington Sr. talks about the first race, and his future Iditarod plans.
March 4, 1997
Feature
Alaska's Hero's -- The Iditarod Mushers
March 6, 1997
Feature
1st grader Crystal Stanley, of Rainy Pass, talks with mushers as they pass through the checkpoint.
Hear her interview's with Deedee Jonrowe and Jeff King for a school report.

APRN's 1997 Iditarod Coverage
Start of the 1997 Iditarod Hear starting crowd of 10,000 cheer as Joe Redington Sr., the Father of the Iditarod, starts the trek to Nome.
March 3, 1997
AM
Mushers blaze into the night.
Leaders head into the Alaska range.
Interview with Deedee Jonrowe.
March 3, 1997
PM
No hopes for an Iditarod free of dog deaths. A dog died early this morning outside of Skwentna.
Past Champions Martin Buser and Doug Swingley are in the lead tonight.
March 4, 1997
AM
Interview with Jeff King, current race leader
Bill Bass not withdrawn for death of dog
Interviews with helping neighbors in Skwenta
March 4, 1997
PM
Martin Buser, Doug Swingley, Mitch Seavey, and Jeff King lead the pack setting a breakneck pace for McGrath.
March 5, 1997
AM
Leaders - Martin Buser, Doug Swingley, Mitch Seavy, Jeff King
Interview with Race Leader - Martin Buser
Linda Joy scratched after an injury
March 5, 1997
PM
Wain Curtis has A dog die on the trail.
Leaders taking their required 24 hour break.
March 6, 1997
AM
3 Mushers are out of Ophir - Jeff King, Doug Swingley, Martin Buser
Charly Boulding is rapidly gaining on the leaders.
Wain Curtis continues the race.
March 6, 1997
PM
Jeff King, first to the halfway mark of Iditarod wins the Dorthy Page trophy.
Martin Buser and Doug Swingley close behind.
Nip, a dog on Joe Redington Sr.'s team, dies near McGrath.
March 7, 1997
AM
Forth Dog Dies
Presentation of gold nuggets to Jeff King
Trail taking it's toll on Joe Redington
March 7, 1997
PM
Martin Buser Hits Yukon 1st for second year in a row.
Doug Swingley takes his mandatory 24 yours in Grayling.
Reporters speculate about causes of the dog deaths.
March 8, 1997
Martin Buser holds lead up Yukon River.
Jeff King and Doug Swingley close behind.
Deedee Jonrowe gaining on leaders.
March 9, 1997
Martin Buser first into Unalakleet.
Jeff King and Doug Swingley close behind.
March 10, 1997
AM
Martin Buser has a nearly unbeatable lead
Nicolas Pattaroni is overtaken by a surprising musher
March 10, 1997
PM
Martin Buser 123 miles from Nome.
Ramey Brooks leads the "second" pack with 10 dogs.
March 11, 1997
AM
Iditarod winner should be decided this evening
Martin Buser has a fairly strong lead
Behind the Four Leaders is a tight pack of six
March 11, 1997
PM
Martin Buser 22 Miles from Nome
Expected arrival in Nome at 7:00 PM this evening.
Hear Nome making preparations to great the winner.
March 12, 1997
AM
Buser Wins his 3rd Iditarod at 7:30 PM Last Evening.
Doug Swingley Finishes second at 10:41 PM.
"Al" one of Buser's dogs running on Nicolas Pattaroni's team dies.
March 12, 1997
PM
Interview with an Exausted Buser
Review of Finished Mushers