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K300 Logo. Courtesy of K300

K300 Logo. Courtesy of K300

KYUK is profiling local mushers leading up to this year’s Kuskokwim 300, begining with Richie Diehl and Mike Williams Junior.

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Aniak’s Richie Diehl plans to complete his fifth running of the Kuskokwim 300 after a winter of training of ice and bare tundra around Aniak.
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The 2015 K300 starts January 16th.

The 2015 K300 starts January 16th.

KYUK is profiling local mushers leading up to this year’s Kuskokwim 300. Today, reporter Ben Matheson brings a quick preview of Nathan Underwood and Mike Williams Senior.

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Bethel musher Pete Kaiser. Photo by KYUK

KYUK is profiling local mushers leading up to this year’s Kuskokwim 300. Bethel’s Pete Kaiser has been prepping for the Kuskokwim 300 in Nenana for the last two months, where he said he was able to have uninterrupted training.

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25 mushers are set to race to Aniak and back in the 36th running of the Kuskokwim 300. They drew bib numbers at a meeting Thursday evening.

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Enjoying the ride from Paul Gebhardt's sled

Paul Gebhardt’s sled dog crosses the finish line in the sled in the 2012 K300. Photo by Mike Martz

You can experience the entire Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash unfold from start to finish  and all checkpoints in-between this weekend on KYUK 640 AM and here at kyuk.org. As race fans know, our coverage times will be dependent on the conditions on the trail.  One thing that won’t change is our hourly updates near the top of every hour.

 

KYUK K300 Weekend Race Coverage Schedule

 

Friday, January 16

4:40 P.M.

Bogus Creek 150: Pre-race coverage live from the starting line.

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Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

After a strange freeze up and a couple winter thaws, the Kuskokwim 300 will follow the Kuskokwim River exclusively from Bethel to Aniak and back on the same trail.
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Highlights: The K300 Preview Show

by Rybo on January 6, 2015

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Start/Finish Line of the Kuskokwim 300. Photo courtesy of www.K300.org

It’s ten days before the first musher leaves the chute and Zach Fansler, race manager for the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash, took time out of his busy schedule for an hour long chat with KYUK’s Rybo Shore about this year’s event.

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The Kuskokwim 300 starts on January 16th in Bethel. See a full schedule of the week’s events here.

Napaskiak's Jackie Larson won the 2014 Holiday Classic sled dog race. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson won the 2014 Holiday Classic sled dog race. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

In this year’s first Kuskokwim sled dog race, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson won the warm 46-mile Holiday Classic, making it two in a row. Behind leaders Bessie and Lightening, Larson completed the course in three hours, and 47 minutes, which was seven minutes in front of Akiak’s Mike Williams Junior. Third place went to Cukayuk Olick of Kwethluk, fourth to Brian Berube running Hoffman kennel dogs, and fifth to Bill Eisenbart.
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03122012k3001The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has announced the first 17 mushers for next January’s race. Lance Mackey is back in Bethel as he begins his next comeback to the sport of mushing. Mackey, who’s best K300 finish is third place, has vowed to return until he wins  first place in the the world’s highest paying mid-distance race, and third highest paying annual race overall.

Repeat champions Martin and Rohn Buser are also in the field, along with 2011 champion Paul Gebhardt. DeeDee Jonrowe returns to the YK Delta, along with Joar Ulsom, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister, and Tony Browning.
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2014 K300 champion Rohn Buser congratulates his lead dogs after his 2nd Kuskokwim 300 win. Photo by Mike Martz/KYUK.

2014 K300 champion Rohn Buser congratulates his lead dogs after his 2nd Kuskokwim 300 win.

The Kuskowkim 300 Sled Dog race is now a 12-dog event. The race committee decided this fall to lower the dog limit from 14 to 12.

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