mushers

3 Stories

Record Iditarod Win Marred by Deaths of 4 Dogs

Mitch Seavey, 57, becomes oldest, fastest to win race, which PETA wants to end for good

(Newser) - 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... More »

Evolving Iditarod Gets Set to Mush

Jamaican musher, pot ban, shriveling purse new to famed race

(Newser) - The 38th running of the world's most famous sled dog race kicks off today with a ceremonial start in Anchorage amid depleted finances that have slashed the cash purse even as the cost of mushing climbs. Yet the mystique of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race keeps drawing... More »

Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown

'They're the best dogs, hands-down,' winner says of Alaskan canine team

(Newser) - Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today, crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska, after 1,100 miles over 9½ days, the AP reports—despite unseasonably warm weather and occasionally quarrelsome dogs. "I don't know exactly how to explain it," said Mackey, a... More »

3 Stories

AROUND THE WEB