Tag Archives: Alaska

English-born musher wins Iditarod, world’s most famous dog-sled race | Sport

English-born musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few US sporting events not canceled by concerns over the new coronavirus. Waerner, who grew up and lives in Norway and represents the country where he was raised, crossed the finish line in …

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English-born musher leads Iditarod, world’s most famous sled dog race | Sport


An English-born musher from Norway running in only his second Iditarod has a commanding lead as mushers enter the final stretch of this year’s sled dog race across Alaska, one of the few US sports not canceled over fears of the new coronavirus. Thomas Waerner was the first musher to …

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Iditarod mushes onward in Alaska as fans urged to skip finish in Nome | Sport

Tom Frode Johansen

As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish. Officials late Friday night urged race fans, especially those from out of state, …

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Foul weather delays Astra’s 1st DARPA Launch Challenge liftoff in Alaska

Foul weather delays Astra's 1st DARPA Launch Challenge liftoff in Alaska

Mother Nature has interfered again with a potentially prize-winning launch. Spaceflight startup Astra had aimed to launch its first-ever orbital mission today (Feb. 29), from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska’s Kodiak Island. But bad weather — specifically, strong winds and thick clouds — has pushed the attempt back at least …

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