Join hosts Robert Forto and Alex Stein as they talk about the recent doping scandal in the Iditarod and now that the mysterious ‘Musher X’ has come forward, what does that mean for the sport and where do we go from here?
We do our best to explain the facts up to this point and how, if it is possible that the allegations of sabotage could occur on the Iditarod trail.
On this episode we discuss
- The news that 4-time champion Dallas Seavey was the mysterious ‘Musher X’
- Is it possible to sabotage a team on the Iditarod tail?
- Security, or lack there of on the Iditarod trail
Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:
Robert is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.
Host, Alex Stein’s Bio:
Alex M. Stein is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller living in Los Angeles while pining for the Northern Lights. He is the author of the personal essay collection NO, MR. BOND, I EXPECT YOUR DREAMS TO DIE and directed the Iditarod documentary MUSH. He was married in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, at the northernmost saloon in the world, by the bartender. Alex has been a host on Dog Works Radio since 2012 and he can be heard on our mushing broadcasts and during our annual nightly Iditarod coverage each March.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Doping and “Musher X’ on Dog Works Radio
- Video statement by Dallas Seavey
- Anchorage Dispatch article: Unnamed Iditarod musher denies giving sled dogs a prohibited drug
- Craig Medred’s article: Idit-a-dope
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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