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Oldest Iditarod Winner Sets A New Record Time

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Fifty-seven-year-old Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race when he pulled into Nome, Alaska, yesterday. It was Seavey’s third win in 13 races and his runtime of eight days, three hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds unseated his son, Dallas both as reigning champion and… Read more...

Record Iditarod Win Marred by Deaths of 4 Dogs

Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in a year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice and under the famed burled arch on Front Street in Nome...

Mitch Seavey Wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; Sets 2 Records

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Seavey, who previously won the Iditarod in 2013 and 2004, became the fastest and the oldest musher to win the race. He also beat his son, defending champion Dallas Seavey.

Mitch Seavey becomes fastest and oldest Iditarod champion

Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in the Gold Rush town of...

The Latest: Necropsy shows Iditarod dog overheated on flight

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local):

Iditarod dog died while being flown to sled dog race

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Officials with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say an injured dog that died while being flown to Anchorage showed signs of overheating.

Iditarod dogs reach checkpoint without their dozing musher

3 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Add sleep to the already long list of hazards in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Iditarod Dogs Reach Checkpoint Without Musher

Add sleep to the already long list of hazards in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A video posted on the official race website shows a dog team that arrived at a checkpoint without a musher. "Now you've seen it all, huh?" a man in the video says. As the...

The Rumpus Interview with Debbie Moderow

Debbie Moderow talks about her new memoir, Fast Into the Night: A Woman, her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail, the realities of dog sled racing, and climate change.

2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Dallas Seavey won his fourth Iditarod race today, completing the 1,000-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome Alaska in a record 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds. This year’s race was marred with tragedy when a snowmobile driver was charged with intentionally running his machine into two sled dog teams, killing one dog and injuring others. Show More Summary

Alaska Iditarod Winner: Dallas Seavey Takes The Coveted Crown For The Third Straight Time

Dallas Seavey was the winner of the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska early Tuesday morning. This is the fourth win and third straight for the 29-year-old musher in the last five years he has competed in the famous 1,000-mile trek. Show More Summary

Snowmobile Attack At Iditarod That Killed Sled Dogs Leads To Arrest

An Alaskan man is in custody after an alleged snowmobile attack during the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. Called “The Last Great Race,” the annual event typically kicks off in early March, and dog mushers race to cover the massive distance between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska. Show More Summary

Snowmobiler kills Iditarod dog, injures others, while blackout drunk

Tragedy struck the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the early hours Saturday morning when a rogue snowmobile drove into two dog teams about five miles from Koyukuk on the Yukon River, killing one dog and injuring three others. While racers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King will likely never forget the attack, the incident’s perpetrator says he […]

Sled Teams Attacked in Iditarod Race

last yearNews : NYTimes: News

Two mushers competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race were attacked by a man who drove a snowmobile into their dog teams, on Saturday morning. One dog was killed.

Snowmobiler Ambushes Iditarod Front-Runners, Runs Over Sled Dogs

A sled dog was killed and several others were injured after a snowmobiler repeatedly attacked the front-runners of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday morning, race officials said. Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King were ambushed near the village of Nulato, Alaska, about halfway through 1,000-mile race, according to The Associated Press. Show More Summary

Man purposefully drives snowmobile into Iditarod sled teams, killing 1 dog

A man on a snowmobile purposely drove into two dog teams competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Saturday morning, killing one dog and injuring at least three others, officials said. Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King were...Show More Summary

One sled dog killed, others injured in apparently deliberate attack on Iditarod race

Two of the top competitors in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were run down by a snowmobile on a remote section of the Yukon River early Saturday morning in what Alaska authorities are calling a deliberate attack. The incident left one dog dead and several more injured, at least one seriously....

Photos: Annual Iditarod Dog-Sled Race Begins With Snow Shipped to Anchorage

last yearNews : Newsweek: US

As dozens of teams prepared for the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the Alaska Railroad helped ready the ground for Saturday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage by shipping in snow from Fairbanks. The Anchorage area has gotten less than half the amount of snow it would usually expect since July—27 inches compared to 61—The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Alaska is so warm that they are trucking in snow for the Iditarod

Due to unseasonably warm temperatures the 1,000 mile long Anchorage, Alaska trail where the annual Iditarod dog sled race is held may have a rocky start. This Saturday’s ceremonial start will likely be cut short and officials are looking into trucking in a thousand loads of snow to cover just the first eleven miles. Show More Summary

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