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Iditarod race officials hoping for a change in weather

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The last great race officially starts in about 50 days, but where it begins, that is the question.

In this video:

-- Iditarod officials say several contingency plans have been put into place to set up the organization for success.

-- Alternative routes are being considered, including one option that would see the race start in Fairbanks.

-- Race officials have been monitoring the trail conditions…

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Reporter Rebecca Palsha, Photojournalist Eric Sowl

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Iditarod race officials hoping for a change in weather

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Iditarod re-start in Willow.

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