Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes back Meredith Mapes to Mushing Radio. Meredith just recently finished her first Iditarod in March and is on the show to talk about her experiences on the trail and what it is like to now be an Iditarod finisher!
“Just mush” -Mitch Seavey
What we discuss on this episode:
- The start of the Iditarod and what it was like to be in the big race
- How the race shaped up over the course of 1000 miles
- What it is like to now be an Iditarod finisher!
Meredith shares a story about one of her lead dogs, Sara Jane!
Photo credit: Kristie Lent
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.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Fun on the Run Kennel
- Fun on the Run Kennel on Facebook
- 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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