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Iditarod runner-up grabs lead in race

...Alaska (AP) - A familiar face is leading the Iditarod, and an up-and-coming musher has been disqualified. Aliy Zirkle was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Tanana, and was traveling down the Yukon River on the race's longest...

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Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

...hours behind his son. Nome hometown musher Aaron Burmeister was in the third place, Jessie Royer was fourth, and Aliy Zirkle was in fifth place. Dallas Seavey increasingly put distance between himself and the rest of the field during the latter...

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Ostrander given Alaska Sports Hall of Fame award

...claimed the Joe Floyd Award, for "Significant and Lasting Contribution to Alaska through Sports", and Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle took the Trajan Langdon Award for "Leadership, Sportsmanship and Inspiration."

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Soldotna seamstress creates tunic for Iditarod musher

...really good to me, and why not give back to one of our heroes, our own female hero?" she said. Watts met musher Aliy Zirkle, who placed second overall in the Iditarod, at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage where Watts told the...

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...Mountain with a one-hour lead, was forced to scratch when the winds shoved his team from the trail. Second place Aliy Zirkle said her race stopped being about winning the Iditarod and became a game of survival by the time she reached Safety...

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Dallas Seavey wins the Iditarod

...third," he said. But the trailing musher he thought was his father, defending champion Mitch Seavey, was actually Aliy Zirkle, and they were battling for first place. Only Zirkle knew it, though. The strange finish started Monday afternoon...

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Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

...of mystery no matter what, if it's warm or if it's cold, or it's windy, or if it's raining," said musher Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers. Zirkle has finished second each of the last two races. "Every single year, I have to say, I go into...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-01
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Clam Gulch musher reflects on 'treacherous' Iditarod

...under the arch in record-breaking time. He said the final stretch along the Northern Sound Coast where Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle stopped because of limited visibility is dangerous when the wind is howling and blowing snow. With six to eight weeks...

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Zirkle first to Braeburn; Tetz in second

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Aliy Zirkle was holding fast to the lead Tuesday evening in the final stretch of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. The Two Rivers...

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Mushers continue to finish Quest

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- One day after Aliy Zirkle claimed victory in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, mushers continued to make their way to the finish line in Takhini...

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