Sled dog racing

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 - 3:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey says it's dropping its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) race. The action by Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, loss of other...
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March 27, 2018 - 2:23 am
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This 2015 photo provided by Rebecca Wilmarth shows her father, Dick Wilmarth, near Georgetown, Alaska. Dick Wilmarth, who was the first-ever winner of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973, died March 21, 2018, at the age of 75. (Rebecca Wilmarth via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 9:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dick Wilmarth, who won the initial Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race nearly a half century ago, has died. He was 75. Wilmarth died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to his daughter Rebecca Wilmarth. "He was our first champion, and he will be dearly missed,"...
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March 14, 2018 - 3:45 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — McKenna Wall was driving home last weekend in Fairbanks, Alaska, when she noticed something odd about the sled dog team running on the highway's shoulder. She had just attended a sled dog race, but these dogs had no musher on their sled to guide them. Wall thought it might...
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Joar Ulsom of Norway poses with his dogs after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
March 14, 2018 - 2:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joar Ulsom's dreams of making it big in the dog-mushing world started small. When he was a boy growing up in Norway, he watched videos of the world's most famous sled dog race and figured out a way he could replicate the Iditarod: He borrowed his neighbors' two small house...
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March 14, 2018 - 11:05 am
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March 14, 2018 - 8:48 am
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March 14, 2018 - 8:37 am
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March 14, 2018 - 7:55 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom says winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is "out of this world." The 31-year-old musher was the first to reach the finish line in Nome after traveling nearly a...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:11 am
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