Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Musher Saves Iditarod Dog With Mouth-to-Muzzle Resuscitation

'Come back to me, Marshall,' Scott Janssen pleaded with husky

(Newser) - Iditarod racer Scott Janssen did what any man in love would do to save his pal: He locked lips on his husky's muzzle to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when the dog collapsed. His husky Marshall "was running really tight on the line, no problems at all, and all...

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...

Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown
 Mackey Defends Iditarod Crown 

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...

Warming Alters Sled Dog Race
Warming Alters Sled Dog Race

Warming Alters Sled Dog Race

Too little snow, too much development move Iditarod start north

(Newser) - Global warming and development are impinging on the world’s most famous dogsled race and forcing it to make route changes, the AP reports. Organizers of Alaska’s Iditarod say the 1,100-mile race's ceremonial starting route will shrink from 18 to 11 miles, and the competitive start will be...

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