Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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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In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, musher Aliy Zirkle, right, examines a feather given to her as a gift by a fan at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Zirkle was leading the race early Thursday, and was the first musher to reach the halfway point of the race when she pulled into the checkpoint in the ghost town of Iditarod, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 07, 2019 - 9:19 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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File - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, 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/Michael Dinneen, File)
March 06, 2019 - 2:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle is leading in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She is seeking to become the first woman to win in nearly three decades. Zirkle is a three-time second-place finisher in the 1,000-mile (695-kilometer) race. She was first to leave the Ophir...
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race defending champion Joar Ulsom, of Norway, talks to fans before the ceremonial start of this year's race Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Ulsom and 51 other mushers will officially start the race Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen
March 05, 2019 - 9:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom retook the lead in the world's most famous sled dog race, but he missed out on a pair of mitts made out of beaver and a new musher's hat. Frenchman Nicolas Petit was the first musher to reach the community of McGrath, winning the prizes made by...
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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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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 - 4:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A French musher has taken the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race that goes across Alaska. Nicolas Petit was the first musher to arrive Monday in Rainy Pass, a community of two...
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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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