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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Alaska Fat-tire Cyclist Crushes Iditarod Dog Team Speed Record

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

A 36-year-old Anchorage cyclist has absolutely shattered the record for the time it takes man or beast to cover the 350 miles of Iditarod Trail up and over the Alaska Range from the headwaters of Cook Inlet to the Interior community of McGrath. Oh, what a difference the weather makes in Alaska.

With Lack of Snow in Southcentral Alaska, Iditarod Officials Consider Moving Restart North to Fairbanks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Race marshal Mark Nordman said the committee is considering the move, though he said Tuesday the race "isn't even close to making that decision."

4-time Champ Lance Mackey Joins Impressive Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Field

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Mackey is four-time champion of both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. He is the only musher to have won both races in the same year, with dual wins in both 2007 and 2008.

Notorious Section of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Gets Facelift

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.02.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

One of the most notorious sections of the Iditarod Trail is now a little less perilous. Iditarod Trail Committee crews spent three weeks in October chain sawing, mulching and packing down a 20-mile section between the checkpoints of Rohn and Farewell Lake.

Alaska Iditarod Musher Recounts Horrific Training Run Collision With SUV

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

When an SUV slammed into musher Karin Hendrickson's four-wheeler Tuesday evening, she was thrown into the air and her dogs ran from the scene of the accident. She landed in a ditch about 20 feet away, then began making phone calls.

Dramatic Come-From-Behind Winner In 2014 Iditarod

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace to rally from third place and win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a...

'The Last Great Race on Earth'

Sue Frause | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Sue Frause

On the first weekend in March, extreme sports fans from around the world descended upon the city of Anchorage, Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Iditarod Changes Coming After Death Of Sled Dog

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Changes are planned for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race following the asphyxiation death of a dog that was buried in s...

PETA Outraged After Iditarod Death

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The asphyxiation death of a dog removed from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has outraged animal rights activists who have ...

53-Year-Old Musher Becomes Oldest Iditarod Champ

AP | RACHEL D'ORO and MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports

NOME, Alaska — Last year, the youngest musher ever to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said his 25-year-old stamina gave him the advant...

Iditarod Mushers Can Now Pee In Their Pants

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

Mushers can now make fewer bathroom stops in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race thanks to Pee Pants. The name pretty much says it all: Competito...

At 54, Cindy Abbott Runs the Iditarod to Raise Awareness of Her Rare Disease

Stacey Gualandi | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Stacey Gualandi

"Only 707 people have finished the Iditarod -- 127 females -- so starting to train at age 52 to run this race with my disease should have been impossible."

PHOTOS: 'The Last Great Race' Is On

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Sports

-- The world's most famous sled dog race, the Iditarod, is under way. The race, which began Sunday, consists of a grueling 1,000-mile trek through un...

Chicagoland Native Starts Iditarod Race In Alaska

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 2 (Reuters) - Dogs barked and spectators cheered as 66 mushers and their teams in the 1,000-mi...

Young Musher Makes Iditarod History

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.13.2012 | Sports

NOME, Alaska — Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday evening, becoming the youngest musher to win the nearly 1,000-mile ...

Musher Saves Iditarod Dog With Mouth-to-Muzzle Resuscitation

Newser.com | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

Iditarod racer Scott Janssen may be his dog's best friend. Not any man would give his husky mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when the dog collapsed dur...

Team of Olympic Champions Brings Up Rear of Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Iditarod rookie Matt Failor wants Olympic snowboarder Shaun White to know there's a young dog driving deep into the Alaska wilderness named for him.

Iditarod 2012: How To Follow Alaska's Sled Dog Race Like a Pro

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.06.2012 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

It's hard to tell who's actually leading a race due to the idiosyncrasies of start-time adjustments, mandatory layovers, trailside camping, and general musher sneakiness. And the unknown is part of the sport's appeal.

PHOTOS: Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race Kicks Off

Posted 03.05.2012 | Sports

The 40th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off in Willow, Alaska, on March 4 as fans gathered on the sidelines to send off the 66 competitors and th...

Is The Iditarod Cruel To Dogs?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Green

From Russell McLendon and Mother Nature Network: The 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off this weekend, sending 66 dog-powered sleds on a tw...

Iditarod Dogs on the Edge

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Lean dogs in the middle of the Iditarod race are a concern to everyone because they may not have the reserves they need to both run hard and keep themselves warm if the weather gets too windy or too cold.

John Baker Walks Dogs Under Burled Arch in Nome to Win Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Never before has an Iditarod musher labored as long for victory as Baker. He was chased to the finish line by another native son who just wouldn't say die until the very end.

Defending Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey Concedes 2011 Race

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Lance Mackey, who ran off an unprecedented string of four straight victories, said late Saturday he has no hope of catching race leaders John Baker and Ramey Smyth.

Rough Trail Lies in Wait Past Iditarod

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Enjoying a warm, sunny day, a handful of people could be found milling about Tuesday at mile 405 of the Iditarod trail sled dog race. Although not a s...

Veteran Musher Chases Iditarod History

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Four-time champ Martin Buser was at the front of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, chasing history north toward the old ghost town of Iditarod. No musher past age 50 has ever won the 900-mile race.