Sled dog racing

Two-time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey takes off two positions ahead of his son, reigning champion Dallas Seavey, at the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ellamarie Quimby)
March 12, 2017 - 4:51 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A father and son are battling for the lead in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey, a two-time Iditarod champion, was the first musher out of the checkpoint in the village of Kaltag on Sunday, leaving at 4:40 a.m. His son, current champ Dallas Seavey,...
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Two-time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey takes off two positions ahead of his son, reigning champion Dallas Seavey, at the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ellamarie Quimby)
March 12, 2017 - 11:56 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A father and son have taken the lead in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Two-time champion Mitch Seavey was the first musher to leave the village of Kaltag on Sunday. But his son, current Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, was close behind. Mitch Seavey departed the...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wade Marrs leads out of the halfway point of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 26-year-old veteran musher left Huslia at 7:05 p.m. Friday with 14 dogs. Current champ Dallas Seavey was 34 minutes behind him to take second place, after dropping one of his 14 dogs...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wade Marrs leads out of the halfway point of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 26-year-old veteran musher left Huslia at 7:05 p.m. Friday with 14 dogs. Current champ Dallas Seavey was 34 minutes behind him to take second place, after dropping one of his 14 dogs...
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March 09, 2017 - 7:03 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Add sleep to the already long list of hazards in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A video posted on the official race website shows a dog team that arrived at a checkpoint without a musher. "Now you've seen it all, huh?" a man in the video says. As the video scanned the faces...
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Housing a Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson asks people to raise their hands and take the nice challenge as he speaks to HUD employees in Washington, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2017 - 8:59 pm
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Race rookie Ryan Anderson of Minnesota drives his team onto the Chena River during the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in front of Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. It's the third time the starting location of the 1,000-mile trek to Nome, Alaska has been moved from Anchorage to Fairbanks due to low snow and poor trail conditions south of and through the Alaska Range. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mushers pumped their fists and high-fived fans Monday as they set out one-by-one on the world's most famous sled dog race, a nearly 1,000-mile trek through the grueling Alaska wilderness. The grandson of a co-founder of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was the first...
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This March 2, 2013, file photo shows musher Mike Williams Sr. greeting fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. This year's ceremonial start will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, but the actual start will come two days later in Fairbanks after low snow conditions in the Alaska Range forced the start from the Anchorage area and over the range to Fairbanks. (AP File Photo/Dan Joling)
March 04, 2017 - 4:50 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. About 2,000 dogs belonging to 72 mushers are waiting their turn to hit the trail this year. The race spans...
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March 04, 2017 - 4:47 pm
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This March 2, 2013, file photo shows musher Mike Williams Sr. greeting fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. This year's ceremonial start will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, but the actual start will come two days later in Fairbanks after low snow conditions in the Alaska Range forced the start from the Anchorage area and over the range to Fairbanks. (AP File Photo/Dan Joling)
March 04, 2017 - 4:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the ceremonial start of the Iditarod in Alaska (all times local): 12 p.m. And they're off in Alaska. The 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race had its ceremonial start in a fan-friendly atmosphere Saturday in downtown Anchorage. The 72 mushers in the race greeted...
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