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Fairbanks Snowstorm a Blessing for Snow-Starved Iditarod Mushers

FAIRBANKS -- The caravan of mushers who all made it to Fairbanks on Monday for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race restart praised the return of an unlikely character: winter. "We haven't seen this in Willow in so long I didn't know what...Show More Summary

The dog race

6 months agoHealth / Fitness : Jill Outside

As could have been (and effectively was) predicted when the Iditarod Dog Sled Race announced it would reroute the 2015 race away from 500 miles of the original course, the abandoned remnants of broken trail were obliterated by a major snow and wind storm. Show More Summary

12 photos of Iditarod sled dogs that will defrost your heart

The 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Monday in Fairbanks, Alaska — hundreds of miles north of the traditional starting (...)

Too warm for dogs in Anchorage

The famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moves even further north, within Alaska, in search of snow.

Iditarod 2015: Map, weather and more for Saturday

The 2015 Iditarod had to be moved over 200 miles due to weather issues, but Saturday's ceremonial start is still on track. The 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is set to begin on Saturday, though the weather has been less than cooperative in facilitating the nearly 1,000-mile race. Show More Summary

Iditarod Dog Race Moves 225 Miles North In Search Of Snow

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After the rocky, injury-plagued, snow-light conditions of last year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, this year's even warmer season means the starting line of the race will move 225 miles north. It will still end in Nome, Alaska, but it'll begin in Fairbanks rather than Anchorage. Read more...

Lack Of Snow Prompts Organizers Of Famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race To Push Competition FAR North!

The famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is set to begin this Saturday, but the race has had to maneuver through a series of changes this year because of the lack of snow on the ground along their usual route. The race was moved from Willow, Alaska to a different starting point in Fairbanks which is [...]

On dog races and weather patterns

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a 1,000-mile trek through Alaska from Anchorage to Nome. Warm weather this year meant bare trails and trucked-in snow, while intense winds scrambled the best-laid plans of musher and dog. Read mor...

Snow's a No-Show: 8 Images of the Roughest Iditarod Yet

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the most popular sporting event in Alaska, and has long been a test of human and animal endurance. Traveling a 1,000-mile path across Arctic tundra from Willow to Nome (with a ceremonial start in Anchorage),...Show More Summary

A Thrilling Sprint to the Finish in the Iditarod

I don’t mean to brag (much), but last year, while snowbound in the fifty-person village of Takotna, Alaska, I predicted that Mitch Seavey would win the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race—as he did, some five days and six hundred miles...Show More Summary

2014 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race

Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Dog Race in a dramatic finish today, rallying from third place. A storm knocked out the front-runner and Seavey finished in a record-breaking pace. The race was riddled with harsh conditions due to lack of snow leading to many injuries. Show More Summary

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Despite Lack Of Snow, High Winds

last yearNews : The Two-Way

Seavey, 27, wins the iconic dog sled race for a second time, slipping under the burled arch at Nome, the finish line for the 1,000-mile-long trail.

Dallas Seavey Wins a Crazy Iditarod

Dallas Seavey has won his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in a climactic finish that saw him speed past two competitors in the final 77 miles. During that span, Seavey, 26, passed Aliy Zirkle, who came in second, as well as four-time winner Jeff King. Zirkle has now come...

Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race

last yearNews : The Newsroom

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Dallas Seavey won his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday, taking the lead just hours before his finish.

AP PHOTOS: Teams drive toward Iditarod finish line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mushers and their dogs are chipping away at the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as volunteers and city crews prepare for the coming onslaught of dog teams and spectators at the finish line in Nome.

Iditarod: 5 things to know about standout finishes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, there's always a heart-pounding thrill at the finish line in Nome, a rollicking frontier city on Alaska's western coast.

Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Punishing conditions along the early part of Alaska's nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have brought many mushers literally to their knees, knocking some out of the running altogether.

5 things to know about Iditarod's furry athletes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it's the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes' share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of merciless terrain to reach the finish line on Alaska's wind-battered coast.

Iditarod mushers prepare for start of famous race

last yearNews : The Newsroom

WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — A New Zealand man will be the first musher en route to the town of Nome when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins Sunday.

Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hordes of dogs, mushers and their eager fans mingled Saturday at the jovial celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.

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