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 - 11:14 pm
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Alaska (AP) — Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event.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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March 17, 2019 - 11:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the death of a dog that participated in the Iditarod race (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Sunday A leader of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals denounced the Iditarod after a dog that participated in the race died. Tracy Reiman says the race is...
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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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March 13, 2019 - 7:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pete Kaiser becomes latest Alaska Native to win the 1,000-mile Iditarod dog sled race.
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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 - 5:45 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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In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 photo, Joar Leifseth Ulsom departs the Ghost Town, checkpoint of Iditarod, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 9:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Frenchman continues to lead this year's 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...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Mats Pettersson, of Sweden, mushes along the frozen Bering Sea coast outside Nome, Alaska. He finished in 27th position in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Technology is used to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route. Their progress is monitored from several hotel rooms in Anchorage whose 24/7 occupants are the Iditarod's electronic eyes and ears. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-...
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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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