Audio and video interviews with mushers passing through checkpoints. Check back for updates.
Lance Mackey, Three-peat Iditarod champion
Iditarod champion Lance Mackey talks about the brutal weather, his tough dog team and doing the thing he was put on earth to do.
Lou Packer discusses the life-threatening weather
Packer rehashes the conditions that threatened his life along the coast.
Earlier in the race: Packer helps Yoshida at Rainy Pass
Lou Packer discusses helping Nancy Yoshida after her wreck on the trail.
Schnuelle fought through the weather to Elim
Sebastian Schnuelle's team made it across the Norton Sound ice when many other teams hunkered to get out of the brutal wind. He tells the story in Elim.
Mackey leaves Unalakleet well in front
Lance Mackey leaves the Unalakleet checkpoint in the lead Sunday evening
Jeff King now racing for second
Jeff King says,"Second place is clearly up for grabs."
John Baker racing along the coast and catching Mackey
In Shaktoolik, John Baker says his run up the coast has been slow, but he remains in the running for second place.
Mackey first to Unalakleet
Two-time defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey was the first into Unalakleet Sunday afternoon. He says he feels sore and "stoked."
Aliy Zirkle up the Yukon River
Aliy Zirkle welcomed cooler temperatures on her run up the Yukon River. Her plan from Kaltag is uncertain, she said.
Audio slide show: The remote Iditarod checkpoint
A ghost town on the banks of a frozen river, the checkpoint at Iditarod is one of the most primitive in the Last Great Race. It's also the halfway point on the trail. Head checker Jim Paulus describes the scene.
Jen Seavey on married mushers
Is it difficult to have two Iditarod mushers in a marriage, like Dallas and Jen Seavey's. Jen explains why mushing has been good for them.
Linwood Fiedler: Eating and sleeping on the trail
Linwood Fiedler is eating very well along the Iditarod Trail. He's just having trouble sleeping. He explains in Anvik.
Ryan Redington on his future in the Iditarod
Ryan Redington, running his sixth Iditarod, says he's thinking of taking a break from the race after this year. He is the grandson of Iditarod founder Joe Redington.
Jan Newton's pies in Takotna
Jan Newton's pies are legendary on the Iditarod trail. Every musher that passes through Takotna is well fed at the town's community center.
Iditarod checkpoint: Takotna
Takotna is a popular spot for Iditarod mushers to take their mandatory 24-hour break. Sven Haltmann and Ed Stielstra explain why the rest stop is so important.
First Rookie to Takotna: Karin Hendrickson
Karin Hendrickson of Chugiak was the first Iditarod rookie into Takotna. During her 24-hour rest she talked about her trouble-free experience so far, and the potential challenges ahead.
John Baker loses his dogs, Cim Smyth catches them
John Baker, left, talks about losing most of his dog team after an accident between Rohn and Nikolai, and Cim Smyth, right, describes the dogs catching up to him and his brother Ramey a few miles later.
Audio slide show: Yoshida's wreck
Nancy Yoshida discusses the danger of falling vulnerable on the remote trail.
DeeDee Jonrowe sweet talk
DeeDee Jonrowe sweet talks her dog while putting booties on his feet.
Martin Buser's wonderful world
Martin Buser whistles and sings "What a Wonderful World" while making camp.