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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

Dallas Seavey wins fourth Iditarod crown, sets course record

Dallas Seavey won his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday morning, crossing under the burled arch on Front Street in Nome for his fourth overall title in the last five years. Seavey completed the nearly 1,000-mile race in a record time of 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds....

Dallas Seavey claims fourth Iditarod title

Dallas Seavey has won his fourth straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. He crossed under the burled arch on Front Street in Nome early Tuesday morning for his fourth overall title in the last five years. His only loss in that time was to his father, Mitch Seavey, in 2013. The nearly 1,000-mile...

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

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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

2 months agoNews : 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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

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....

Snowmobile strikes Iditarod teams, kills dog, injures others

Officials in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say a person on a snowmobile early Saturday morning purposely struck two teams in the race. A dog on the team of four-time champion Jeff King was killed. Two other dogs on King's team were injured. King received medical attention at the village of Nulato....

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

2 months agoNews : 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

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race's ceremonial start attracts thousands of fans

Wagging tails and smiling faces were plentiful in downtown Anchorage as fans got to interact with the real stars of the Iditarod — the sled dogs. Thousands of people lined the route for the ceremonial start Saturday of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It's an event designed for fans, allowing...

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

Google lets you peek inside the world's most famous dog sled competition

Each year in early March, more than 50 competitors and hundreds of dogs convene in Anchorage, Alaska, for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Over the course of about 15 days, the competitors — or mushers, as they’re called — traverseShow More Summary

The Last Great Race in Street View

Every March, dozens of competitors and hundreds of dogs gather in Anchorage, Alaska for the start of a dog sled race that travels more than 1,000 miles to the west coast city of Nome. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race requires the sled...Show More Summary

Mush! Explore Alaska on an Iditarod adventure tour

Join the festivities surrounding the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the epic 1,150-mile trek across the Alaskan tundra, during an 11-day tour organized by John Hall’s Alaska. The Iditarod & Aurora Adventure includes a chance to try dog mushing, a visit to race headquarters in Wasilla and participation...

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

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

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