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Iditarod dog found months after disappearing from checkpoint

An Iditarod sled dog was found safe after disappearing from a checkpoint in the race three months ago and covering nearly 150 miles.
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Penalty partially reversed for 2 Iditarod mushers who sheltered dogs inside during storm

Mille Porsild and Michelle Phillips were the top female finishers in this year’s race. On one of the final runs they moved their dogs indoors to get out of a severe windstorm.
a musher prepares their dog team

Iditarod punishes 3 mushers for sheltering dogs in windstorm

Mille Porsild of Denmark, Michelle Phillips of Canada and Riley Dyche of Fairbanks were penalized for taking dogs inside shelter cabins to ride out the storm with winds so strong, they whipped up white-out conditions.
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Aaron Burmeister is stepping away from competitive mushing

Burmeister has been competing in the Iditarod since his rookie run in 1994, when he was rookie of the year.
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Two Iditarod mushers rescued from trail

Gerhardt Thiart and Bridgett Watkins were rescued and flown to Nome.
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Meet 12 Iditarod dogs from Steve, who’s kind of a jerk, to Nala, the peppy cheerleader

We’ve been publishing a “dog of the day” during the Iditarod. Here’s a round-up of who we’ve met so far.
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Pete Kaiser finishes 5th in the 2022 Iditarod, followed by Richie Diehl in 6th

Pete Kaiser and his dog team raced across the Iditarod finish line at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in fifth place. Family and friends from Anchorage, Aniak,...

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