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  • Iron Dog 2017, Another One For The Books! Or… Maybe Not Yet.

    02/26/2017 8:32:46 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies ^ | 2-26-17 | Sarah Palin
    Congratulations to every racer, thank you to every volunteer, and biggest kudos to the wonderful towns and villages along the 2000-mile course that make the world’s longest and toughest snowmachine race happen! Extremely tough conditions causing mechanical hardships forced more teams out of the race than reached the checkered flag this year, so total admiration is due all finishers. Team #41 ran brilliantly and reached Fairbanks first, but the race may not be over. Not by a long shot. While a controversial ruling affecting the victory is challenged and officials sort it all out, I conclude with a more...
  • Iron Dog 2017 Thread

    02/22/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Qiviut · 45 replies
    Iron Dog Official Website ^ | Various | Various
    I have not seen an Iron Dog 2017 Thread so I am posting one with links to 'coverage' articles (will post in comments as I find them) which are really great for keeping up with what is going on. The articles have some very good photos and also video so be sure and check them out! If you are on Facebook, the articles are being posted on "Alaska Life" & the link is: Note: I follow Alaska Life all year, just because the photos of the Alaska scenery are so beautiful! The Iron Dog official website is: You...
  • Iron Dog 2015 Thread

    02/22/2015 11:59:14 PM PST · by Qiviut · 44 replies
    The Iron Dog Snow Mobile race started yesterday from Big Lake at 10:00 AK time. This year's race is being called the “water & dirt” race because snow is lacking on some major portions of trail and the race route had to be changed to avoid open water on the Yukon. Through slush and muck, soggy Iron Dog snowmachine racers head north Todd Palin and partner Tyler Huntington (Team 11) are in this year's race and have made it to the McGrath Airport checkpoint as of Sunday night (Feb. 23) – last year, they were early out of the race...
  • No Girly Men Allowed: Todd Palin Races Iron Dog, Honors Chris Kyle

    02/22/2015 4:46:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    While many in the contiguous 48 states will be watching the Daytona 500 and the Oscars Sunday, the eyes of Alaska focus on the Iron Dog. The grueling snowmachine race has been going strong since 1984. For the 22nd time, former Alaska First Gentleman Todd Palin competes.

    02/14/2014 10:28:45 AM PST · by onyx · 39 replies
    BREITBART SPORTS ^ | February 13, 2014 | by KEVIN SCHOLLA
    The Iron Dog is the longest, toughest snowmachine race in the world. It is truly a test of endurance, not only for the equipment but for the participants. Two men with past success in the event have teamed together this year to try to capture the title together. All eyes are on Team 11: Todd Palin and Tyler Huntington. Palin has won the Iron Dog four times and Huntington has come out on top twice. Now, they are hoping their amalgamation will translate into another championship. This week Team 11 appeared on Iron Dog Insider, a special program on...
  • Sarah Palin:In preparation for the iconic Iron Dog and Iditarod races...

    02/06/2014 11:34:52 AM PST · by onyx · 25 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book Page ^ | February 6, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    In preparation for the iconic Iron Dog and Iditarod races, we spent a glorious day dog mushing with Iditarod great DeeDee Jonrowe! Filming this champ's efforts for Sportsman Channel was spectacular, and I can’t wait to share her story with you on “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” debuting April 3. DeeDee has the fastest time of any woman in the Last Great Race on Earth, she's been successfully competing for decades, and her unbelievable life story will inspire you to be an overcomer – I promise you! It was so much fun to host Jim Moret from “Inside Edition,”...
  • The Iron Dog 2013!

    02/17/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 85 replies
    Iron Dog 2013 Website ^ | February 17th, 2013 | Iron Dog 2013
    FReepers!The Iron Dog 2013 Race is on.The first Iron Dog event started in 1984, in Big Lake following the Northern Route of the Historic Iditarod Trail to Nome. The event began as the “Iron Dog Iditarod”, but the name was quickly changed the next year to the “Gold Rush Classic”, in 1990 the race was recognized as the “Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic” for a decade until Tesoro Corporation became a title sponsor, thus recognizing the event as the “Tesoro Iron Dog”. Today, we simply refer to the race and ourselves as The Iron Dog. The event is sponsored by...
  • Meeting Sarah Palin at Alaska Iron Dog snowmobile race (great VIDEO)

    03/04/2011 8:44:52 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 7 replies
    bbc ^ | 03/04/2011 | Jackie Long
    Newsnight's Jackie Long meets former Alaskan governor and potential 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin at the Iron Dog, a gruelling 1,971 mile (3,172 km) off-road snowmobile race across Alaska in temperatures as low as minus 50 Celsius. This the longest snowmobile race in the world has been won four times by Palin's husband, Todd. Watch Jackie Long's interview with Sarah Palin in full on Newsnight on Monday 7 March 2011 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.
  • Iron Dog Finish Live

    02/26/2011 6:44:41 PM PST · by sdpatriot · 16 replies
    just had an interview with sarah, todd and eric are in 1st or 2nd right now
  • Iron Dog Finish LIVE STREAM OPEN THREAD (Go Team 11 Palin/Todd!)

    02/26/2011 5:41:12 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 103 replies
    Current Stats: Here's the link for the live-stream. It should come up in less than an hour: Here's the GPS tracking: The race is about to finish, and it looks like Team 11 is in the lead.
  • Palin and Quam are leading as of a few minutes ago

    02/26/2011 5:22:04 PM PST · by The Watcher · 21 replies You can watch gps live updates above. Todd and Eric are kicking butt, seriously.
  • Iron Dog Day 5: Racers Stop in Golovin, Some Go On. (Conditions are highly dangerous)

    02/24/2011 9:18:03 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    KTUU-TV Alaska ^ | Thursday February 24, 2011 | Kortnie Horazdovsky
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — At about 5:00 I found out that the racers were stopping in Golovin due to life-threatening conditions. Apparently race veteran and one of team members who was first to Nome, Marc McKenna, called race marshal Chris Graeber and told her that they were stopping in Golovin because the trail was impassible, they were all wet, and "Someone's going to die out here," (this is a... fourth-hand quote, but I'd imagine that's the gist of it). According to GPS and a since-deleted Facebook post by an administrator of the Iron Dog page, three teams have decided to go...
  • Sarah Palin: 'I Think These Guys Are The Toughest Men On The Planet'

    02/24/2011 4:30:29 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 40 replies ^ | February 23, 2011 | Tim Akimoff
    ron Dog racers spend countless hours preparing for and riding in the 2,000-mile snowmachine race -- the world's longest. It's also hard on their wives, but for former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin it's part of the routine. "It's stay out of the way," Palin said as her husband Todd Palin and his Iron Dog teammate, Eric Quam, worked on their sleds on a blustery Wednesday night in Nome. "Those who are closest to these guys know what they need to do." (snip) "I think these guys are the toughest men on the planet," Palin said. "Girly...
  • Iron Dog Live Stream

    Live Stream of the Iron Dog Start!Go Team #11! Go First Dude!
  • Iron Dog start and finish to be televised, webcast live

    02/11/2011 1:34:03 PM PST · by Jemian · 18 replies
    TMC Net .com ^ | February 7, 2011 | Mike Campbell
    Feb 07, 2011 (Anchorage Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- For the first time in race history, the start and finish of the Iron Dog snowmobile race will be televised live across much of Alaska. Anchorage's KTUU-Channel 2 will broadcast the Big Lake start and the Fairbanks finish. It will also send broadcast team to Nome for reports that will air on its newscasts. Nome is the only place racers stop for an extended period during their 2,000-mile journey from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks at speeds sometimes exceeding 80 mph The station will also offer...
  • Time for the Iron Dog! (Alaska snowmachine race; blog post feat. pix & vid of Sarah Palin & family)

    02/21/2010 10:57:46 PM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 658+ views
    Finding Myself In Alaska ^ | February 20,2010 | Tracey Porreca
    This is a nice blog page featuring quite a few photos of the Palin family taken by the author at the 2008 Iron Dog race as well as videos and numerous related links. A nicely done page IMHO and a must for Palin fans :-) Please click on the link above or here again: 
  • The 'First Dude' in his element (Sports Illustrated)

    03/11/2009 2:36:13 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 14 replies · 1,456+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 11, 2009 | Bill Donahue
    Behold Todd Palin's snow machine, dangling from a truck's winch in the icy gray murk of an Alaskan winter morning. The machine is gleaming, new, scarcely ridden. It is ­orange and black and pointy-nosed, with thin, tensile orange steel suspension arms jutting from its sides like the wings on a menacing insect. This is, no doubt, a machine that could inflict a nasty sting, but right now its engine is stilled, and a certain awed quietude prevails on Big Lake, outside Anchor­age, at the start of the 2009 Tesoro Iron Dog, a 2,000-mile snow-machine odys­sey that crashes through the Alaskan...
  • Governor Palin On Greta Show Monday Feb 16

    02/15/2009 12:04:04 PM PST · by curth · 18 replies · 849+ views
    greta wire ^ | 2/15/2009 | Greta Van Susteren
    We grabbed the Governor at the finish line …and yes, you will see this interview ON THE RECORD at 10pm on Monday…what did we ask her? one topic is the stimulus bill… you might imagine, she has strong views…so make sure you watch ON THE RECORD on Monday!
  • Todd Palin Finishes 6th in Iron Dog Race

    02/15/2009 4:10:38 AM PST · by radar101 · 27 replies · 2,223+ views
    PEOPL:E ^ | February 14, 2009 | Lorenzo Benet
    Sarah and Todd Palin, after the race Photo by: Sam Harrel / AP Alaska's first dude Todd Palin completed the 1,971-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race Saturday, crossing the finish line in 6th place and receiving a consolation hug from his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin, who greeted the top racers at the finish line. Palin, 44, completed the course in 41 hours and 14 minutes with race partner Scott Davis. Riding Artic Cat snowmobiles, they finished nearly four hours behind the winners, Todd Minnick and Nick Olstad, Wasilla, Alaska, natives who completed the 26th annual Iron Dog in 37 hrs., 19...
  • It takes a man: I vote for Todd Palin

    02/09/2009 9:20:49 AM PST · by daylilly · 20 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 10/3/2008 | Elizabeth Eaves
    How refreshing, then, that this presidential campaign season has given us not one but two political husbands to speculate about. First gentleman manqué Clinton is now out of the running, and we know more than we ever wanted to know about him anyway. The other is would-be second gentleman Todd Palin.