Lance Mackey

2013 Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey (Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

53-year-old musher becomes oldest Iditarod champ

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old former champion won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling test of endurance. Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday.

03/13/2013

Musher Lance Mackey (Photo: Iditarod.com)

Lance Mackey leads Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

OPHIR, Alaska (AP) — Four-time consecutive winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Lance Mackey is leading the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Mackey pulled into the checkpoint at Ophir, Alaska, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He last won the race in 2010.

03/06/2013

(Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

Mushers, dogs line up for Alaska’s Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world’s most famous sled dog race kicks off Saturday with an 11-mile-long trot through Alaska’s largest city. Think of the short jaunt in Anchorage as the festival part of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

03/01/2013

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