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Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

...Anchorage. Concerns about the trail were in areas south of the Alaska Range and in the mountains themselves, race marshal Mark Nordman said. But snow and especially colder temperatures after a long January thaw have alleviated worries there and in areas...

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Mush in slush

...ceremonial run in Anchorage. The competition begins the following day in Willow, 50 miles to the north. Race marshal Mark Nordman said it's too soon to plan a repeat of 2003, when the restart was moved more than 300 miles north to Fairbanks because...

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Is mushing limited by age? Only if you have 4 legs

...a boy who was raised around the sport, knew dogs from the time he was old enough to sit in a sled," race marshal Mark Nordman said Wednesday.At the end of the trail, however, mushing doesn't favor any age, said Baker, who won the race...

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A passion for mutts and mushers

...hear what they say," Forto said. "That's what it's all about." While the musher turn-out is eclectic, said Mark Nordman, Iditarod race marshal, all the mushers have one thing in common: passion. "In this passion there's never enough...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-02/a-passion-for-mutts-and-mushers
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Necropsy shows Iditarod dog died of neck injury

...suffered a spinal injury in its neck when it got tangled up in the gangline, according to race officials. Race Marshal Mark Nordman said that's the preliminary finding from a necropsy on the 5-year-old male named Goro. The dog belonged to musher...

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Iditarod officials report first dog death of 2002 race

...dead dog is a 5-year-old male, Goro, belonging to musher Jim Oehlschlaeger of Cincinnati, Ohio. Race marshal Mark Nordman said the dog died at about 9 p.m. Sunday as Oehlschlaeger's team approached Ruby. Oehlschlaeger checked into Ruby...

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