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Iditarod ceremonial start planned for Anchorage, re-start in Willow

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Iditarod chief executive Stan Hooley said the race's ceremonial start will once again be held in Anchorage, while the re-start is planned to return to Willow this year.

From New York to Alaska: Pereira prepares for rookie Iditarod run

Iditarod rookie Noah Pereira preps for the Last Great Race

Three years ago, Noah Pereira became the first musher from outside Alaska to win the Junior Iditarod.  This winter, the 19 year old native of Rochester, New York is preparing for his rookie run in the Last Great Race.

Musher evacuates dogs as Interior wildfires grow

A week after many Willow sled dog mushers were forced to evacuate their kennels due to a fast-encroaching wildfire, a musher hundreds of miles north on Tuesday rushed his dogs to safety as the sky grew hazy with smoke.

How Willow mushers risked everything to save their sled dogs

Sunday at Happy Trails Kennel started out like any other summer day, with four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner Martin Buser hosting several busloads of tourists at his sprawling property.

Iditarod releases report on Mackey dog deaths

The Iditarod Trail Committee today released its report on the deaths of two of former champion Lance Mackey's dogs during the 2015 Iditarod.

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

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It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

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New Iditarod trail means financial wins and losses for Alaska communities

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Small communities in Alaska that typically serve as checkpoints in the Iditarod won't be able to count on the financial revenue the race brings in.

Yukon Route offers its own risks for Iditarod mushers

Trail change Dan

Starting in the interior: For only the second time in history the Iditarod will officially begin in Fairbanks.

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Iditarod race official explains logistical challenges of moving start

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POSTED: 08:10 PM AKST Mar 04, 2014    UPDATED: 01:16 PM AKST Mar 07, 2014 
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Iditarod re-start in Willow.

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