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Notorious Section of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Gets Facelift

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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 11.28.2014 | 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.

In Alaska, Bizarre Final Days, Suicide of Ex-Iditarod Musher Leave Friends Stunned

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

Mushing guide and former Iditarod competitor Dario Martinez was found hanging from a tree in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, a day after Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Animal Care and Control removed 12 malnourished dogs and one dead one from his tour business here.

Where to Go Dogsledding With Alaskan Huskies

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

In the middle of the Chugash Mountains lies one of the largest dog sled training camp. Here, the dogs spend months training for the world's famous Iditarod race.

'Green News Report' - March 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - March 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters,...

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 ...

Dog Dropped From Iditarod Dies

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A dog that died in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race asphyxiated while getting buried in snow during severe wind, off...

Missing Iditarod Dog Found 150 Miles Away, Heading Home

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.14.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

An Iditarod dog missing seven days is back under the watchful eye of friends delighted to be reunited with her. May, an experienced lead dog from the ...

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...

LOOK: Amazing Iditarod Photos

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Sports

The world's most famous sled dog race, the Iditarod, consists of a grueling 1,000-mile trek through unpredictable wilderness to the old gold rush town...

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...

Ready ... Set ... MUSH!

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports

WILLOW, Alaska -- Dogs aching to run bolted out of the chute Sunday to launch the 41st running of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Now 65 tea...

LOOK: Ceremonial Start To Iditarod

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mushers and their dogs took a leisurely jaunt through Anchorage on Saturday in the ceremonial start of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sl...

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...

March Madness: Alaska Style

Don Bantz | Posted 05.25.2012 | College
Don Bantz

For most Americans, March Madness is an activity contested indoors. In Alaska, March is the time Alaskans take the madness outside.

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...

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...