Richie Diehl of Aniak claims first Kuskokwim 300 victory

Aniak musher Richie Diehl and his Real Diehl Racing team have made history with their first ever win of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. Diehl raced his team across the finish line on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel at 6:38am with a total elapsed time of 36 hours and 8 minutes to the cheers of race fans. He had 11 dogs in harness. Richie Diehl is also the 2021 Bogus Creek 150 champion which he won on January 31st. This year is Team Real Diehl eleventh K300 finish. For his win he will be awarded $25,500.