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Iditarod 2021 start list released

Veteran musher Richie Diehl, bib 16, as he leaves the Anchorage Ceremonial start of Iditarod...
Veteran musher Richie Diehl, bib 16, as he leaves the Anchorage Ceremonial start of Iditarod 2020. (KTUU)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 4:38 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The 49th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off on March 7 and we are now getting our first look at the start list.

According to the Iditarod, this year’s race includes 13 women and 34 men, made up of 12 rookies and 35 veterans, representing four different countries.

Four former Iditarod champions are back in the race this year and five mushers have competed in at least 18 Iditarod races.

Here are the bib numbers of the mushers on the roster:

Bib No.MusherStatus
2Aaron PeckVeteran
3Peter KaiserVeteran
4Kristy BeringtonVeteran
5Jeremy TraskaRookie
6Richie DiehlVeteran
7Jeff DeeterVeteran
8Dennis KananowiczVeteran
9Ramey SmythVeteran
10Nicolas PetitVeteran
11Gunnar JohnsonVeteran
12Hal HansonRookie
13Anna BeringtonVeteran
14Ryne OlsonVeteran
15Brenda MackeyRookie
16Riley DycheVeteran
17Matt HallVeteran
18Chad StoddardRookie
19Christopher ParkerRookie
20Ryan RedingtonVeteran
21Brent SassVeteran
22Joanna JagowRookie
23Dallas SeaveyVeteran
24Jessie RoyerVeteran
25Wade MarrsVeteran
26Michelle PhillipsVeteran
27Will TroshynskiRookie
28Mille PorsildVeteran
29Matthew FailorVeteran
30Joshua McNealRookie
31Susannah TuminelliRookie
32Aliy ZirkleVeteran
33Travis BealsVeteran
34Martin BuserVeteran
35Sean WilliamsRookie
36Aaron BurmeisterVeteran
37Cody StratheVeteran
38Lev ShvartsVeteran
39Dakota SchlosserRookie
40Dan KaduceVeteran
41Joar Leifseth UlsomVeteran
42Paige DrobnyVeteran
43Larry DaughertyVeteran
44Jessie HolmesVeteran
45Rick CasilloVeteran
46Cindy GalleaVeteran
47Sean UnderwoodRookie
48Victoria HardwickVeteran

To watch all of the mushers take off from Deshka Landing on March 7, make sure to follow along with Alaska’s News Source, with live coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. on Channel 2 and CBS 5.

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