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Cameron Jackson won the 2017 Akiak Dash on January 21, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 sled dog races may have finished, but there’s still one more event left to complete the K300 racing trio.

Mayor Richard Robb and Council members passed a proclamation recognizing the Bethel Warriors’ Division II State Wrestling Championship title.
John Sargent / City of Bethel

To kick off Tuesday night’s Bethel City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Robb and Council members passed a proclamation recognizing the Bethel Warriors’ Division II State Wrestling Championship title.

Matthew Failor won the 2018 K300's Humanitarian Award.
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K300 mushers, fans, and volunteers packed themselves into Bethel’s cultural center on Monday night for the 2018 banquet and awards ceremony.

Mike Williams Jr. tends to his dogs at the Bethel checkpoint.
Aleina Tanabe/KYUK

On Sunday night, Mike Williams Jr. finished the 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in seventh place.

Ritchie Diehl prepares to leave the Bethel checkpoint. The K300's halfway point is usually in his hometown of Aniak, but the race was rerouted this year due to weather conditions.
Aleina Tanabe/KYUK

For the first time in the race’s history, the Kuskokwim 300 did not have checkpoints in Kalskag or Aniak. That’s left some Aniak residents disappointed, and more than a little surprised.

Isaac Underwood took home the 2018 K300's coveted Red Lantern prize.
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Aniak musher Isaac Underwood won the K300’s coveted Red Lantern prize this year, coming in last and finishing 12th with a time of 63 hours and 4 minutes.

Avery Lill / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 is always a tough race, and this year was no exception. Wary of the uncountable open holes on the rivers, organizers rerouted the trail only days before the competition. After running their dogs through brutal glare ice, a third of this weekend's competition scratched. For the mushers who did complete the 2018 K300, the course was grueling and exhilarating. A small army of local families and volunteers helped them along the way.

Pete Kaiser Wins Fourth Consecutive Kuskokwim 300

Jan 21, 2018
Katie Basile / KYUK

 

Pete Kaiser won his fourth consecutive Kuskokwim 300 title Sunday morning, arriving in Bethel shortly after 9:00 a.m. With the victory, Kaiser did what no other musher has done in 39 years: win four straight victories. Joar Leifseth Ulsom arrived in second place, while nine-time champion Jeff King was expected in third place.

 

Katie Basile / KYUK

As the race loops through Bogus Creek for the second and final time, three-time defending Kuskokwim 300 champion Pete Kaiser is getting into position to earn a fourth title. He was the first musher to leave the Tuluksak checkpoint Saturday night for the final run through Bogus Creek and back to Tuluksak for four hours of mandatory rest.

Burmeister, Holmes, And Smyth Scratch from K300

Jan 20, 2018
Dean Swope / KYUK

A total of four mushers have scratched from the 2018 Kuskokwim 300.

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