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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
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Dogs From Winds
Mar 27, 2022 11:25 AM CDT
Iditarod Mushers Pay for Sheltering Dogs From Winds
Race marshal decides taking dogs inside during storm gave them a competitive advantage
- A fierce winter storm in the last stretch of this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog, which ultimately forced six mushers to scratch the same day, now has cost three other mushers for sheltering their dogs instead of leaving them outside in the harsh conditions. Mille Porsild of Denmark, Michelle...
Iditarod Rookie Describes 'Most
Horrific 24 Hours of My Life'
Feb 8, 2022 4:48 PM CST
Iditarod Rookie Describes 'Most Horrific 24 Hours of My Life'
Bull moose attacked Bridgett Watkins' dogs for nearly an hour during a training run
- A woman training for the Iditarod in Alaska on Friday says she and her sled dogs withstood a harrowing, hour-long attack—not by a bear, but a bull moose. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife says more moose-related injuries are logged each year than those inflicted by bear,...
Pandemic Strands Iditarod
Winner in Alaska for Months
May 25, 2020 12:18 AM CDT
Pandemic Strands Iditarod Winner in Alaska for Months
Coronavirus basically shut down his travel options after March race
- Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway, the AP reports. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the...
He Won the Iditarod
as a Rookie.
Now, 'Yukon Fox'
Gone at 79
Apr 4, 2020 5:30 AM CDT
He Won the Iditarod as a Rookie. Now, 'Yukon Fox' Gone at 79
Sled dog race legend Emmitt Peters Sr. dies in Alaska
- Emmitt Peters Sr., an Alaska Native who won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a rookie in 1975, has died at age 79 in his home village of Ruby. Peters died Thursday of natural causes, Alaska State Troopers said. Peters, an Athabascan, was nicknamed the "Yukon Fox” after...
Here's One Event
Hit by Coronavirus
Mar 7, 2020 3:30 PM CST
Here's One Event
Hit by Coronavirus
It's the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
- When 57 mushers line up Sunday for the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it will be the second-smallest field in the past two decades, the AP reports. Only last year’s field of 52 was smaller. Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race...
For 2nd Year in
a Row, Iditarod
Mar 12, 2019 9:45 AM CDT
For 2nd Year in a Row, Iditarod Leader Hits Bad Luck
Frenchman Nicolas Petit had to drop out after his dogs just refused to keep going
- You could be the best dog-musher in the world, but if your canine charges simply refuse to move, those mushing skills mean nothing. Frenchman Nicolas Petit found that out Monday when he had to withdraw from Alaska's famous Iditarod sled dog race after he and his team got stuck...
Saw Dogs' Ears
Perk Up. Then He
Saw His Friend
Mar 20, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Iditarod Racer Saw Dogs' Ears Perk Up. Then He Saw His Friend
Scott Janssen awarded for helping save stranded racer Jim Lanier
- Scott Janssen hoped to win the world's most famous sled-dog race across Alaska. Instead, the 56-year-old took home a sportsmanship award for spending a chilly night with a friend in a sleeping bag he feared would become a body bag. Some 45 miles from the Iditarod finish line, Janssen...
Iditarod Winner Takes Home
$20K Less Than 2017 Champ
Mar 14, 2018 8:17 AM CDT
Iditarod Winner Takes Home $20K Less Than 2017 Champ
Joar Ulsom of Norway won the world's most famous sled dog race Wednesday
- Joar Ulsom of Norway won the world's most famous sled dog race Wednesday after a grueling dash across Alaska's rough terrain, but he earned tens of thousands of dollars less than last year's top musher at the struggling Iditarod. "It's pretty unreal I pulled it...
Iditarod IDs Musher
in Doping Uproar
Oct 24, 2017 6:58 AM CDT
Iditarod IDs Musher in Doping Uproar
And its 4-time champ Dallas Seavey, who denies he gave dogs drugs, quits 2018 race in protest
- Four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey denied Monday that he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest of the allegation. "I have never given any banned substance to my dogs," Seavey said in a video posted...
World's Most Famous Racing
Dogs Busted for Doping
Oct 19, 2017 7:11 AM CDT
World's Most Famous Racing Dogs Busted for Doping
Several canine Iditarod competitors tested positive for pain reliever tramadol
- For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug—but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever tramadol, the governing...
Record Iditarod Win Marred
by Deaths of 4 Dogs
Mar 15, 2017 7:03 AM CDT
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
- 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...
Iditarod Dogs Reach
Checkpoint Without Musher
Mar 10, 2017 12:14 AM CST
Iditarod Dogs Reach Checkpoint Without Musher
Linwood Fiedler fell asleep, toppled off sled
- 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....
Finishes 3rd in
Mar 15, 2016 1:44 PM CDT
Attacked Musher Finishes 3rd in Iditarod
A 'bittersweet' ending for Aliy Zirkle, as Dallas Seavey takes 1st again
- Musher Aliy Zirkle has completed a bittersweet Iditarod. Zirkle finished third in this year's race Tuesday morning, bringing her team of 13 dogs down Nome's Front Street through a boisterous crowd chanting her name. It's Zirkle's fifth top five finish in the last five years. But...
Guy Busted in
Fatal Iditarod Hit,
Says He Was Drunk
Mar 13, 2016 8:19 AM CDT
Guy Busted in Fatal Iditarod Hit, Says He Was Drunk
It was all an accident, 'I don't do stuff like that,' says Arnold Demoski
- The 26-year-old Alaskan who says he was driving blackout drunk when he hit two Iditarod sled dog teams Saturday , killing one dog and injuring others, has been arrested and charged on suspicion of assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and six counts of criminal mischief, reports the
Los Angeles Times .
Iditarod Teams, Kills
Dog, Injures Others
Mar 12, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Snowmobiler Rams Iditarod Teams, Kills Dog, Injures Others
'Someone tried to kill me'
- One dog is dead and at least six more are injured after a snowmobiler purposely rammed into two sled-dog teams competing in the Iditarod early Saturday in Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers . The AP reports the attacks happened near the village of Nulato on the Yukon River. The snowmobile...
Alaska Has to
Bring in Snow
Mar 3, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Alaska Has to Bring in Snow for Iditarod
7 rail cars filled with the white stuff due into Anchorage before dog-sled race
- Seven rail cars are scheduled to pull into Alaska on Thursday, and they'll be packed with a precious commodity one wouldn't think Anchorage would need: snow for the famous Iditarod dog-sled race that begins Saturday, the
Alaska Dispatch News
reports. "It's no secret that warm temperatures...
Beats Dad Across
Mar 18, 2015 7:45 AM CDT
Iditarod Winner Beats Dad Across Finish Line
Mitch and Dallas Seavey have won the last 4 years
- Dallas Seavey has won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father to the finish line in Nome early today after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. He came in under the city's famous burled-arch finish line to wild applause from fans lining the street. An...
Dallas Seavey Wins
a Crazy Iditarod
Mar 11, 2014 8:11 AM CDT
Dallas Seavey Wins a Crazy Iditarod
Aliy Zirkle takes 2nd for 3rd year straight
- 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...
Iditarod Winner Is
Race's Oldest Ever
Mar 13, 2013 7:19 AM CDT
Iditarod Winner Is Race's Oldest Ever
Mitch Seavey scores 2nd victory at age 53
- This year's Iditarod winner is its oldest ever—and he just happens to be the father of last year's winner , the youngest ever. Mitch Seavey, 53, and his 10 dogs finished the grueling 1,000-mile race in nine days, 7 hours, and 39 minutes, the AP reports. He...
Mar 14, 2012 2:27 AM CDT
Youngest Musher Ever Wins Iditarod
Dallas Seavey, 25, first to cross the line in Nome
- A 25-year-old five-time Iditarod racer became the youngest musher ever to win the grueling sled-dog contest. The first thing Dallas Seavey did at the end of the 1,000-mile race in Nome yesterday was to greet family and friends—then hug his nine dogs, reports AP . "They mean the...
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