Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tonight is the Premiere of "Toughest Race On Earth: Iditarod"

Tonight is the premiere of the Discovery Channel series "Toughest Race On Earth: Iditarod".

The series will air at 10PM Eastern Time tonight, and repeat at 11PM ET, 2AM ET early Wednesday, Friday night at 10PM ET, early Saturday morning at 2AM ET, and Saturday morning at 11AM ET.

Tune in for coverage of the race start in Anchorage and Willow. Meet mushers and their dogs. Learn behind-the-scenes strategies and training methods. See exclusive interviews.

For more on the race, go to http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/iditarod/iditarod.html.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lance Mackey on to appear Conan O'Brien

Lance Mackey will appear tonight, Thursday October 9th, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, following the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC.

Among the topics to be discussed are his mushing championships, his "Toughest Athlete on the Planet" win and the up-coming Discovery Channel series "The Toughest Race On Earth: Iditarod" which premieres next Tuesday, October 14th.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sled Dog Accident

Kasilof Musher Jon Little with injured dog Wolf

Photo By Joseph Robertia

Three sled dogs were killed in a training accident Sunday, and two others were injured, according to the Peninsula Clarion. One of the injured was euthanized Tuesday.

Long-time writer and musher Jon Little of Kasilof was returning from a training run with two teams pulling four-wheelers. His former handler Mike Barnett was running the second team, waiting for his turn to cross the Sterling Highway, when the team got out of control and darted in front of a moving SUV.

According to Little, the location near the highway's intersection with Kalifornsky Beach Road, has been dangerous for many years due to high traffic volume.

"It's a tragedy, but the dogs' deaths won't be in vain if this increases awareness about that intersection," he said.

Those wishing to contribute to the medical costs can log on to his website at http://kasilofkennel.bravehost.com/.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Series Premiere - Toughest Race On Earth: Iditarod

The premiere of "Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod" on the Discovery Channel has been changed to Tuesday, October 14th at 10pm ET.

The first episode looks at the Start of the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, including the strategies of some of the leading competitors and more.

See exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of Lance Mackey, DeeDee Jonrowe and others.