Sled dog racing

Rookie Victoria Hardwick's team leads the way through cheering fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 02, 2019 - 6:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Big crowds converged on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a ceremonial sprint along snow-heaped streets. The fan-friendly event in Anchorage brought spectators up close to...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Willow, Alaska. The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend on Saturday, March 2, 2019, as organizers and competitors strive to push past a punishing two years for the image of the sport. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
March 02, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Cheering crowds lined snow-heaped streets in Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with a short...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend on Saturday, March 2, 2019, as organizers and competitors strive to push past a punishing two years for the image of the sport. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:59 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport's image. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In December, race organizers cleared...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving Seavey of any involvement in the drugging of his dogs, the Anchorage Daily News reported. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
December 06, 2018 - 2:41 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving musher Dallas Seavey...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Animal rights activists are toasting the maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, saying the company has ended its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's 1,000-mile race. The action follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, a loss of other sponsors and their first-ever dog doping scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, Fie)
June 27, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey has dropped its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's Iditarod sled race, the company said Wednesday. The move by Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman followed a tough year for organizers of the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod...
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Joar Ulsom of Norway is interviewed after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
March 14, 2018 - 9:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joar Ulsom of Norway won the world's most famous sled dog race Wednesday after a grueling dash across Alaska's rough terrain, but he earned tens of thousands of dollars less than last year's top musher at the struggling Iditarod. "It's pretty unreal I pulled it off," Ulsom...
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Dogs on the sled dog team of Ryan Redington of Wasilla, Alaska, leave the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starting chute Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Willow, Alaska. The winner is expected in Nome in eight or nine days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Competitors took to the snowy trail as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off Sunday in Alaska following a trying year for the annual event. Musher Cody Strathe of Fairbanks and his 16-dog team were the first to take off across frozen Willow Lake, about 75 miles (120...
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Musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zirkle has finished as high as second in the race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cheering fans lined the streets as mushers took their dog teams for a short sprint in Alaska's largest city Saturday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The morning trek along snow-heaped paths in downtown Anchorage gave supporters a chance to...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Willow, Alaska. The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday, March 3, 2018, amid the most turbulent year for organizers beset by multiple problems, including a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of major sponsors, discontent among race participants and escalating pressure from animal rights activists, who say the dogs are run to death or left with serious injuries. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 2:46 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea coast. Among the multiple...
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November 30, 2017 - 3:10 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A four-time winner of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race who was recently accused in a dog-doping scandal has signed up to participate in Norway's Finnmarkslopet race next year. The announcement Thursday came weeks after Dallas Seavey withdrew from next year's 1,000-mile...
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