Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, photo shows Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit getting kisses from two of his dogs in Anchorage, Alaska. The Frenchman was in the lead of this year's race but his dog team quit running after Petit yelled at Joey, left, to stop picking on Danny, right. Petit says that isn't the reason the dogs quit running; instead, they quit about the same point the team got lost in a blizzard in the 2018 race. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 22, 2019 - 11:36 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them. The team stopped last week after Frenchman Nicolas Petit yelled at...
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March 17, 2019 - 2:40 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event. In a statement, the Iditarod organization announced that Oshi, a 5-year-old female on the race team of Richie Beattie died Saturday evening at an...
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Peter Kaiser (9) poses with his lead dogs, Morrow, left, and Lucy., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It's the first Iditarod victory for Kaiser in his 10th attempt. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 10:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents' kennel in Bethel, a rural...
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, musher Ramey Smyth changes runners as he switches sleds in Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 8:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska musher leads the world's most famous sled dog race in the push to the finish. Pete Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, was the first musher to leave the checkpoint in White Mountain, at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. All mushers must take a mandatory eight-hour break at White...
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Nicolas Petit hugs one of his dogs before they leave Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 3:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Musher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he yelled at one of the animals. A dog named Joey had been fighting with another dog on the team and jumped it during a break on the way to the...
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Kristy Berington waits on the Innoko River for her sister, Anna Berington, after they both left Shageluk, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The winner is expected mid-week at the finish line in Nome. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 11:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Frenchman continues to lead the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nicolas Petit was the first musher Saturday to leave the checkpoint at Eagle Island, about 592 miles (953 kilometers) into the 1,000 mile (1609 kilometer) race across the Alaska wilderness to Nome. Petit, who...
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A dog in Travis Beals' team leaps after arriving in Shageluk, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Friday, March 8, 2019. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 6:25 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Race leaders Nicolas Petit, a native of France, Norwegian Joar Uslom and Alaskan Jessie Royer are all at the checkpoint in Grayling...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team to the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. The veteran musher is leading in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She is seeking to become the first woman to win in nearly three decades. She was first to leave the Ophir checkpoint Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 432 miles into the race. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 07, 2019 - 8:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Frenchman Nicolas Petit is back in the lead in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Petit had earlier led the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race and retook the top spot Thursday. He was first to leave the checkpoint at the ghost town of Iditarod, the halfway point of this...
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Iditarod musher Mishi Konno runs his team along the trail during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 04, 2019 - 4:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A French man who saw the Iditarod slip from his grasp when he got lost in a blizzard last year is again leading the world's most famous sled dog race. Nicolas Petit was the first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher to arrive Monday in Rainy Pass, a community of two people...
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Defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom is greeted by local fan Ole Andersson during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Joar Leifseth Ulsom may not be flashy or brash, but he has sled cred. The quiet, unassuming 32-year-old defending champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race leads the field of 52 mushers hoping to be the first to reach Alaska's western coast after a thousand-mile (1,600-...
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