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10 Extreme Sporting Events Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/24/2012 7:00 am

It is human nature to test the limits and with the close of the Winter X Games last month and the start of the Iditarod next month, Cheapflights' experts have compiled a list of the most extreme sporting events in honor of the thrill-seeking, adrenaline-pumping daredevils who push the limits every day.

-- Meagan Delury

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – Anchorage to Nome, Alaska
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – Anchorage to Nome, Alaska | March 3


“The Last Great Race on Earth,” the Iditarod Trail started out as a supply route. In 1925, when diphtheria broke out in Nome, 20 mushers and 150 dogs rushed to deliver the antiserum from Anchorage. Every year since 1973, mushers from all over the world and their teams of 12-16 dogs prepare for 1,150 miles of snowy tundra, impenetrable forest and rocky terrain. If that’s not enticing enough, this year’s event starts March 3rd, when the temperatures are below freezing and daylight hours are still minimal. Search and compare cheap flights to Anchorage.
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