Richie Diehl was born and raised in the Southwestern Alaska community of Aniak. He grew up around dogs, and now runs Real Diehl Racing with 50 dogs. He has competed in the Kuskokwim 300 more than ten times, taking first place in 2021, and has been an Iditarod finisher several times with a 6th place title this year. He is a returning Kobuk 440 competitor, led by dogs Demi and Bruiser. He would like to thank his sponsors and supporters, including Ryan Air, The Hound House Restaurant, Northern Air Cargo, Erich Kuball, Ken Acton, Drew’s Foundation, Dr. Carson’s Pet Supplements, Knik Veterinary Clinic, Grant and Debbie Fairbanks, Gonders and May Hoffman, Odd Man Run Brewing, Bush Tell, Inc., Rich and Robin Marci, Aniak Light and Power, and Paul Hanson.
Follow Richie in this year's Kobuk 440 here.