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Mackey enters Yukon Quest

...Mackey won his first Yukon Quest in 2005. Three more titles followed along with four championships in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. An aging kennel contributed to recent decisions to stay on the sidelines. His last appearance in the Yukon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/alaska/2014-12-30
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Iditarod officials must review decision that avoided safer route out of Fairbanks

The Iditarod Trail sled dog race officially wrapped up with the finishers banquet in Nome on Sunday, but it won't be the end of the discussion about the decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-18/iditarod-officials-must-review-de
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Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

...Hordes of dogs, mushers and their eager fans mingled Saturday at the jovial celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage. Sixty-nine mushers and their teams of 16 dogs each inundated Alaska's largest city for the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-01
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Zappa mushing for Bristol Bay

...too much on the line to quit now. Zappa, 30, is one of 16 rookies in a field of 69 competing in the 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which begins with the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage Saturday and restarts in Willow Sunday. As a member of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-27/zappa-mushing-for-bristol-bay
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History in the making

...stretch from Nome to Iditarod in three or four days, Perry said. The fastest recorded time in the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail sled dog race is 8 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes and 39 seconds by John Baker in 2011. The difference between then and now...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-22
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Clam Gulch musher reflects on 'treacherous' Iditarod

...musher Gus Guenther of Clam Gulch said he picked the wrong year to return to competition. Competing in his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and first since 1998, Guenther, 45, said the rough trail conditions were the worst he's ever seen. Just...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-11/clam-gulch-musher-reflects-on-treche
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Sterling's Seavey takes Iditarod lead

ANCHORAGE - With less than 250 miles to go in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Mitch Seavey took the lead Sunday after he was first to reach Unalakleet. The 2004 champion was greeted by dozens of townspeople...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-10/sterlings-seavey-takes-iditarod-lead
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Mitch Seavey reclaims Iditarod lead from King

NOME - A former champion has grabbed the lead back in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in a furiously contested match between seasoned veterans. Sled positioning trackers show 2004 Iditarod winner Mitch Seavey 6 miles...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-11/jeff-king-takes-iditarod-lead-from-m
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Is mushing limited by age? Only if you have 4 legs

NOME - Last year, the youngest musher ever to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said his 25-year-old stamina gave him the advantage to get his dogs to the finish line first.Just one year later, Dallas...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-13/is-mushing-limited-by-age-only-if-yo
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'Coming together'

...decade and a half later, Beals found himself in a similar daydream state in Rohn on rest while mushing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Using his knife to cut the ends off his new plastic sled runners, Beals said he was not paying attention...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-20/coming-together
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