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  1. Book review:'Iditarod: The First Ten Years'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Capital City Weekly

    There was a moment, paging through "Iditarod: The First Ten Years" when I had to stop and stare at a picture. I picked up the book and took it downstairs, to the first floor of the Empire's offices, still holding it open.

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  2. Story from NorthCountryNow.comRead the original story

    Tuesday | North Country Now

    Norwood-Norfolk School students in two third grade classes recently learned about the Iditarod, Alaska's annual dog sled race. Mrs. Jill Frego, teacher aide, assigned each student and teacher in Sue Brothers and Cheryl Shumway's classes a musher's name from the Iditarod.

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  3. Rookie musher from California last to finish IditarodRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    This year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has wrapped up, with the final musher arriving in Nome. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that rookie musher Cindy Abbott, from Irvine, California, arrived in Nome seconds before 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

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  4. Petit, Mackey brothers pick up major awards at Iditarod's end-of-race banquetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nicolas Petit, the Girdwood musher who finished 10th in the Iditarod last week, will leave Nome with an award that, other than the first-place trophy, is the prize most coveted by mushers. Petit won the Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary dog care at Sunday night's awards banquet in Nome.

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  5. Short, chubby and neurotic is good combination in coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Iditarod mushers like Heidi Sutter attempt to avoid the cold by wearing many pounds of clothing. Even in winter he will rapidly strip off and often plays in a sleeveless vest while others still have a shirt and woolly jumper on.

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  6. Post-Iditarod arm-wrestling match leaves fan with broken bone and musher Zirkle mortifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    There was a sickening pop, followed by an eerie silence as the crowd inside Breakers Bar realized what they'd witnessed: Aliy Zirkle had just broken some woman's arm. Grace Liu learned a painful lesson about tangling with mushers Wednesday night in Nome when Zirkle, a 45-year-old sled dog racing superstar from Two Rivers, snapped the California lawyer's arm like a piece of driftwood during an arm-wrestling match contested just hours after the 15-time Iditarod finisher guided her team to a fifth-place finish in the 2015 Iditarod.

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  7. 2nd dog on Lance Mackey's team dies on Iditarod TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    The 3-year-old male named Stiffy died of unknown causes around 5:15 p.m. between Elim and White Mountain, according to Iditarod officials. Last week, Mackey's 3-year-old dog Wyatt died during the 120-mile run from Tanana to Ruby.

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  8. Weary, frostbitten DeeDee Jonrowe, iron lady of the Iditarod, finishes 30th raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    Her blistered, frostbitten fingertips covered in tape, the iron lady of Alaska sled dog racing collapsed into a snowbank early Thursday morning in Nome and let out a deep, satisfied sigh. "It really feels good to get off my feet," said Willow's DeeDee Jonrowe, who finished 31st after nearly 11 days on the Iditarod trail.

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  9. Wade Marrs at the 2015 Iditarod ceremonial start.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | APRN

    For decades, a few big name mushers have dominated the standings in the Iditarod, but after decades of racing, many of them are reconsidering their priorities. Professional mushing may be in the midst of a "changing of the guard" as a small group of young mushers start to post top finishing times.

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  10. Iditarod musher pays bloody price for rescuing dropped sled dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ellen Halverson was bitten on the face when she caught a dropped dog from an Iditarod musher's team in Galena on Tuesday. Two days after Iditarod musher Ellen Halverson scratched in Galena , she found herself riding on the back of a snowmachine and searching for another musher's sled dog -- still hundreds of miles from her home in Wasilla.

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  11. Doggie detour on Front Street costs musher Drobny 26th placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Paige Drobny was certain she had 26th place wrapped up in the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Her dogs had other ideas.

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  12. After scary winds and brilliant northern lights, 2 mushers stage thrilling sprint finishRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nicolas Petit heads west a few miles before reaching Nome and a tenth-place finish in the Iditarod on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Ray Redington Jr. escorts his team from the finish line to the dog lot early Thursday at the finish of the Iditarod.

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  13. Prerace picks didn't exactly pan out in this IditarodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Picking the top end of the Iditarod isn't easy, and I didn't do so well this year. Only two of my top-five picks made the grade.

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  14. Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod Sled Dog RaceRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Hero in Nome on March 18 after he won his second consecutive and third overall Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. Dallas Seavey will be the keynote speaker at the Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40 award luncheon April 3 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage.

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  15. Norwegian musher wins rookie of the year award, Buser slips to 22ndRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... ion by 23 spots from his rookie run in 2014 and is clearly in the running for the Most Improved Musher award at the Iditarod banquet Sunday night.

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  16. Iditarod front-runners looking forward to time away from competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Aliy Zirkle talks briefly with her mom at the Iditarod finish line. She carried a picture of the two of them in a sled bag for 1000 miles because her mother couldn't be in Nome this year.

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  17. Seaveys take top spots in NomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Peninsula Clarion

    Dallas Seavey, the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion poses with his lead dogs Hero, left, and Reef in Nome, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Seavey won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska.

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  18. Dallas Seavey Predicts His Winning Team Will Be BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | APRN

    Dallas Seavey is the winner of the 2015 Iditarod. This is his third win in four years.

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  19. Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod in four yearsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Homer News

    If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world's most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska spurred organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state's extensive system of frozen rivers.

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  20. Wainwright Huskies run past Buckland for 1A girls crownRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... into the second half. The Huskies were the first of four state champions crowned on Wednesday, the same day the Iditarod crowned a champion in Nome. Coach Edna Ahmaogak said the championship was a worthy reward for a team so dedicated its players ...

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