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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.

VIDEO: Who let the dogs in? A musher's homecoming

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Gale Browning shares this video of former Yukon Quest champ Sebastian Schnuelle and friends arriving at the musher's Two Rivers home. "There are 56 dogs in the kennel. Sab frequently brings groups of dogs into the house to give them individual attention, work on training and for socializing so the dogs work better together on the gangline," Browning wrote.

Video by Gale Browning, FreeFall Media.

Iditarod race officials hoping for a change in weather

The Iditarod route starting from Fairbanks (white line)

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…

4-time winner Lance Mackey joins star-studded Yukon Quest roster

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Four-time Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey signed up Monday to compete once again in that 1,000-mile race, which begins Feb. 7 in Whitehorse Yukon.

Injured musher speaks from bedside about accident

A gloomy Thanksgiving Day couldn’t dampen the spirits of Karin Hendrickson.

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