abc
QUICK LINKS:

Schroeder Trains for Iditarod

Updated: 12/17/2013 10:57 PM
Created: 12/17/2013 4:42 PM WDIO.com

An Iron Range musher is busy training for not one, but two major races. One is familiar, the other is new territory.

Nathan Schroeder is planning to run the Beargrease, which is coming up next month along the North Shore. Then he'll head to Alaska for the big one -- the Iditarod, covering over 1,000 miles of remote, treacherous Arctic landscape.

To get ready, Sunday Night Schroeder and his team of dogs put on 100 miles, which is more than usual.

"60 miles is probably my furthest run for Beargrease, on average," Schroeder said.  "I'm going to step it up a little bit here, the Iditarod's three times farther - better train three times harder!"

Schroeder said he expects it to be windy and extremely cold during the Iditarod, which is coming up on March 1.

Schroeder is accepting donations to help with his Iditarod expenses at http://www.gofundme.com/35j8sg.

Front Page

  • Minn. DNR Increases Target Wolf Harvest

    The Minnesota DNR is increasing the target harvest for this fall's wolf hunt from 250 to 280. The DNR says the latest population survey estimates that there were 2,423 wolves living in Minnesota this past winter, which is 212 more animals than estimated the previous winter.

  • Update: Teen Killed in Douglas Co. Crash

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a Lake Nebagamon teenager was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon.  15-year-old Seth N. Stariah, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Workers at the NOvA hall in Ash River assemble the final block of the far detector in early February 2014, with the nearly completed detector in the background. U of M Reaches Milestone with Ash River Neutrino Detector

    The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.

  • Missing Employee Found at Soudan Underground Mine State Park

    Authorities have located 76-year-old Adrienne De Vries at the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. De Vries is an employee of the park, and lost her way when walking down a trail. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department says she was transported to Ely Hospital to get checked as a precautionary.

  • Sky High: Northlanders Blast Off on New Flyboard

    Here in the Northland, we're used to lakes, but a new toy is changing how we enjoy the water. The flyboard is making its Twin Ports debut. It's a water jet pack on a board that is hooked up to a jet ski. The water launches you up to 55 feet in the air.

 
Advertisement