Brent Sass (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brent Sass (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brent Sass has placed second in the Kuskokwim 300. Joar Lieseth Ulsom claims third.

This is Sass’ second year competing. Last year he won Rookie of the Year.

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Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The Kuksokwim 300 mushers are in the final stretch of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. Facing various injuries, and on icy trails, mushers have passed the Tuluksak checkpoint and are racing toward the finish line in Bethel.

KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur interviewed the mushers before they took off for the final 50-mile stretch.
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Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race.  Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race. Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson, 43, of Nabaskiak has won the Akiak Dash, racing across the finish line at 8:24 Saturday evening. The Dash is the shortest of three race during the Kuskokwim 300. Larson last won the Dash in 2004, and is the cousin of Jackie Larson. Jackie won the Bogus Creek 150 earlier today.
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Brenda Mackey (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brenda Mackey (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Veteran musher and Kuskokwim 300 rookie Brenda Mackey has scratched from the race due a cornea abrasion. Many mushers passing through the Kalskag checkpoint told KYUK this year’s trail was proving harsh with icy terrain and high winds. Read more →

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Throughout the night and into the early morning, dozens of cameo clad men spread across the frozen Tuluksak checkpoint. When a headlamp appeared in the distance, they sprang into action. Read more →

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2016 Kuskokwim 300 race start. (Photo by Dean Swope/ KYUK)

Over half the K300 mushers have passed through the Aniak checkpoint, passing the race’s halfway point. According to the K300 live gps tracking, Brent Sass is leading the competition in first position, followed 14 miles behind by last year’s champion Pete Kaiser. Read more →

Bogus Creek 150 Jackie Larson poses with two of his race dogs. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 Jackie Larson poses with two of his race dogs. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Jackie Larson and his dog team has won the Bogus Creek 150 for the second year in a row. Larson and his 10 winning dogs from last year ran past the finish line at 10:34 a.m., completing Larson’s fifth Bogus Creek 150 and winning his third championship title.
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Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

After over 30 years of mushing, John George and his team took second in the Bogus Creek 150, crossing the line at 11:29 a.m. He’s a race veteran, taking first in the Bogus in 2002 and first in the Akiak Dash in 2010. This year he finished almost an hour after this year’s champion, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson.
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Akiak Dash Start- 2013. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Akiak Dash Start- 2013. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Eleven Mushers from across the Kuskokwim have signed up to compete in the Akiak Dash. The Dash is the shortest race out of three throughout Kuskokwim 300 weekend, but at $15,000 it boasts a big sprint race purse.
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