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Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

...outside of 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...

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Mush in slush

...2 with a 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-16/mush-in-slush
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Is mushing limited by age? Only if you have 4 legs

...year, you had 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...

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A passion for mutts and mushers

...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 time. There's never...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-02/a-passion-for-mutts-and-mushers
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New rules, course for T-200

...Gebhardt, the 1996 and 1997 T-200 champion and current race marshal for the event. "A lot of the rule changes, dog drops...he said. Gebhardt explained part of his role as race marshal is to think about the race logistics, and he said the...

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Tustumena 200 still on track after 20 years

...Clam Gulch, said. Over the years Osmar has worn many hats to help out the race. ?I?ve been race coordinator, race marshal, I?ve put in the trail and raced it, of course. I?ve never placed higher than second or lower than fifth...

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Lost mushers back on track

...between checkpoints at Rocky's and Caribou Lake and others including one team from Belgium followed. According to race marshal Paul Gebhardt, all made it safely to Caribou Lake and he advised them to wait until daylight Monday morning to resume...

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Butteri holds lead in Yukon Quest, another dog dies on trail

...Tuesday. ''He explained that he was five miles out of Pelly when this dog suddenly tipped over; an instant death,'' race marshal Mark Lindstrom said Tuesday morning. Head vet Margy Terhar said there was no apparent cause of death. The dog will...

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Necropsy shows Iditarod dog died of neck injury

...Dog Race 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...

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Cold, trail conditions force race cancellation

...cold and impassible section of trail. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the race was scrapped Sunday morning. Race marshal Greg Parvin says the trail between Meier's Lake and Sourdough had unusually deep snow conditions, with high winds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-16/cold-trail-conditions-force-race-can
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