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Iditarod runner-up grabs lead in race

...confluence of the Yukon and Tanana rivers, and is 227 miles into this year's weather-changed route for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The winner of the world's most famous sled dog race is expected under the burled arch in Nome, on the western...
Mushers embark on new route across Alaska as Iditarod begins

...the first musher to leave Fairbanks as fans looked on from the starting gate and along the expressway. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race usually kicks off 225 miles south in Willow. But because of a lack of snow this year, officials shifted the...
Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow

...third of its normal winter snowfall, Anchorage was still able to stage the traditional ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. City crews overnight delivered up to 350 dump truck loads of snow and spread it out over city blocks so the...
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

...newspaper.Richard Ziegler, who had been promoting what he called "Idida-toke" in a nod to Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, reluctantly called off his party.There's no such pullback for former television reporter Charlo Greene...
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...
Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

...some who poured out of the bars that stayed open into the wee hours. An exhausted Seavey, who also won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2012 and 2014, petted and hugged his dogs after their victory. "It takes a whole team to get any of us...
Seaveys take top spots in Nome

...sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska forced organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state's extensive system of frozen rivers. Many wondered: Would...
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...
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...
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...


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