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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Iditarod Article on ESPN

Here is a fantastic article by Brian Phillips from the ESPN Grantland website about his experiences following the 2013 Iditarod. There's some great pictures and graphics, including this awesome one of the SP Kennel Red Team!

Click picture to link to the story:

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for the link to the story of Iditarod #41 from the ESPN writer. He got the storyline of this year's race right!

Very entertaining and makes me even prouder of SP Kennel 2-legged and 4-legged mushers.

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Wow! What a great write-up. SP Kennel came across as the greatest. Well done SP Kennel. You are the Greatest!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written and a great insight into the Iditarod world from someone on the "outside". Not as good as your trail notes Aliy but well worth the read. Thanks for posting!

Karla, Sydney

Lourdes, VT said...

What a wonderful account of the Iditarod! Thank you for telling us about it! You guys know so very much!
Good piece Brian Phillips :)

Michelle Keil said...

For sure...not as good as Aliy's trail notes, but still a very interesting read. Wonderful to see an "objective observer" shine such favorable light - well deserved! - on SP Kennel! Thanks so much for posting it - doubt that I ever would have seen it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Loved this article! Thank you!

Will Williams said...

I thought everything from the flow of the writing to the technology used to deliver the story was amazing. Good to see SP in there!!!!

Linda Toth said...

it's interesting to note the difference between the solid, this-is-how-it-is approach that Aliy presents and the words of a published journalist who know how to put a little glitz to it, but he tells it like it is. As I read Aliy's notes, I can forget how really dangerous it is for her to do what she does; she is so sane and capable. But Brian takes time to explain some things that other folks from the Outside don't - like the sheer magnitude of Denali from base to summit and the 3/4 person per square mile (excluding Anchorage) and the remote quality of village life and the dangers of living here.

The dangers of living here are things we DON'T dwell on because it would only highlight how crazy we are to choose this as our home. I enjoyed reading his article a lot - it took me out of my when-will-summer-come blues and reminded me of how lucky I am to be here.