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  1. Reader poll results: What are the Iditarod's most memorable moments?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    A year ago in this Iditarod special section, we asked readers to vote on what they considered the most memorable moments in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that began in 1973. Some 400 of you responded.

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  2. Elusive 5th Iditarod win: Why so many mushers have tried and failedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Dallas Seavey arrived in Nome and claimed his fourth Iditarod championship in five years last March. Can he tie Rick Swenson this year to become only the second musher with five wins? Ever since Rick Swenson earned his fifth Iditarod victory 26 years ago, there has been an almost mystical cap at four victories among champion mushers.

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  3. Kids across Alaska will work out together Thursday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Beginning at 10 a.m., thousands of kids will follow the lead of UAA physical education students who will lead them, via livestream, in a series of exercises. The event is part of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame's Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth iniative, which includes a two-day conference on adolescent health that features a variety of medical and sports experts.

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  4. Fairbanks welcomes families to Iditarod restartRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Roger Evans and daughter Kelsi watch Iditarod mushers cruise by as they share David and Joy Miller's hot tub built on a platform overhanging the Chena River Monday, March 3, 2003, in Fairbanks. Darn it, Mother Nature.

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  5. Mushing with a message: Iditarod competitor Monica Zappa won't be cowed from being loudRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Monica Zappa is hard to miss. At this year's ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, she'll be the one in the bright yellow, pink and geometric-patterned parka, bibs and sled.

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  6. Sons of famous mushers, Swenson and Lindner turned to Iron Dog racingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Iron Dog teammates Rurik Lindner, left, and Andy Swenson at the ceremonial start of the 2017 race on Saturday. Both are sons of well-known Iditarod racers, Lindner the son of Sonny Lindner and Swenson the son of 5-time Iditarod champion Rick Swenson.

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  7. Brent Sass withdraws from 2017 Iditarod after scratching from the Yukon QuestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Musher Brent Sass in Bethel before the start of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race on Friday, Jan. 20. Musher Brent Sass has withdrawn from the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for "personal reasons," the Iditarod Trail Committee announced Saturday. Sass, a 37-year-old Eureka musher, contacted Iditarod staff by email Friday about his decision to withdraw from the 1,000-mile race to Nome, according to a brief statement from the committee.

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  8. Four women in top-10 the strongest female showing ever at Yukon QuestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Paige Drobny leaves the Pelly Crossing checkpoint and crosses to the far bank of the Pelly River last week on her way to a fourth-place Yukon Quest finish. Behind Matt Hall's impressive come-from-behind victory, the Yukon Quest featured an impressive showing by women, who Wednesday were poised to take four of the top 10 spots, the most in race history.

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  9. Iditarod mushers ship vacuum-sealed bags of pasta and even ice cream to checkpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Mushers bring their food drop bags to Air Land Transport Inc. on Wednesday. The bags are weighed, tagged and put on pallets to be shipped to checkpoints on the trail.

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  10. Long-time musher Jim Lanier pulls out of IditarodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Long-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher Jim Lanier has dropped out of this year's race. Tapping a friend, a city attorney in Minnesota, to fill his spot.

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  11. Mushers' main job isn't winning, it's tempering dogs' desire to run too hardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    It is time to write of dogs. Dogs and men. Midwinter is when our state sport of running sled dogs shines bright.

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  12. Some lambast, others praise decision to move Iditarod start to FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Jodi Bailey mushes down Broadmoor Avenue in Fairbanks during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 9, 2015. The decision on Friday to move the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Willow to Fairbanks due to safety concerns drew both ire and praise as news of the route change spread.

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  13. Iditarod board moves official race start to FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ralph Johannessen drops down onto the frozen surface of Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range in the 2016 race. The Iditarod Board of Directors voted Friday to move the race restart from Willow to Fairbanks this year due to low snow levels on portions of the 1,000-mile trail.

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  14. Alaska gas line agency to host $200,000 summit in Girdwood for potential gas buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska gas line corporation is planning a summit in March as it attempts to woo commercial customers to support its $45 billion Alaska LNG project, with tours planned to the North Slope and in Southcentral Alaska and a chance to see the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. The summit, scheduled for March 1 to March 6, is expected to cost about $200,000, though the state is trying to secure corporate sponsors to help share the tab.

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  15. Yukon Quest strategies to hold (or swipe) the leadRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two Rivers musher Ryne Olson drives her team into the dog yard across the Yukon River from Dawson City, Yukon, for the 36-hour mandatory rest Wednesday. If any musher is going to track down Yukon Quest leader Brent Sass without the help of a disaster - which, admittedly, has befallen the Eureka musher from time to time - the 300 miles between Dawson and Circle on the Alaska side of the border is where it probably needs to happen.

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  16. Leading wire to wire, Petit cruises to WIllow 300 victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Heartache tinged some of Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit's early races this year. In the Copper Basin 300, he gave up an early lead before scratching.

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  17. Yukon Quest gets started under ideal conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    After 252 dogs and 21 mushers left the start line of the Yukon Quest here Saturday, the field began stringing out as the lead racers headed for the first checkpoint of Braeburn, some 100 miles down the trail. As the sun set on a bluebird day of racing, four top contenders had moved to the front of the field, with 2015 champion Brent Sass of Eureka leading Paige Drobny of Fairbanks, with two-time champion Allen Moore of Two Rivers and defending champion Hugh Neff of Tok close behind.

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  18. Jessie Royer will lead 21 Yukon Quest mushers out of Whitehorse SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Yukon Quest banquet is an evening-long production, in part because it pays the bills for the mushers and for the race organization. In their final public event before they meet at the start line on Saturday, Yukon Quest mushers and their fans gathered in a hotel ballroom Thursday night in downtown Whitehorse.

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  19. Low snow in Rainy Pass and Dalzell Gorge could mean an Iditarod restart in FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ralph Johannessen drops down onto the frozen surface of Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range during last year's race. Whether the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will officially begin in Willow or Fairbanks next month is anyone's guess - for now.

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  20. Cim Smyth notches come-from-behind victory in Tustumena sled dog raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Four years in the making, the Tustumena 200 sled dog race was finally able to crown its 30th champion Sunday as Cim Smyth, 40, of Big Lake, edged Nicholas Petit of Girdwood by three minutes Sunday afternoon to earn one of the biggest victories of his career. Later in the afternoon, back-of-the-pack racers pushed through wind-driven snow in the Caribou Hills of the Kenai Peninsula that the race director called a "blizzard."

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