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High winds battering Iditarod mushers during final stretch to Nome

High winds battering Iditarod mushers during final stretch to Nome

The 42nd annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race proved to be one of the most dramatic from start to finish.

Dallas Seavey wins 2014 Iditarod

Dallas Seavey wins 2014 Iditarod

At the culmination of an exciting couple of days of racing, Dallas Seavey has claimed his second Iditarod win after overtaking Aliy Zirkle at the Safety checkpoint.

King takes Iditarod lead from Zirkle; Dallas Seavey bolts into third

King takes Iditarod lead from Zirkle; Dallas Seavey bolts into third

Jeff King overtook Aliy Zirkle early Monday morning in the 2014 Iditarod.

Tompkins, Kurka injured in training at Sochi Paralympics

Tompkins, Kurka injured in training at Sochi Paralympics

Soft snow conditions resulted in several crashes in both training and the race.

Aliy Zirkle maintains lead out of Shaktoolik

Aliy Zirkle maintains lead out of Shaktoolik

Team of Jeff King followed her about an hour later

Aliy Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead, reaches coast

Martin Buser’s team is less than an hour behind

Buser keeps Iditarod lead; first out of Nulato

Martin Buser, racing with 14 dogs, kept up his bid to win the 2014 Iditarod, leaving Nulato about 9:34 Friday night.

Dogs fare better than mushers over rough trail

Dogs fare better than mushers over rough trail

Mushers are surprised at how many dogs fared well through some of the roughest trail they’ve seen in the race’s history.

Mandatory 24-Hour rest playing into race strategy

Mandatory 24-Hour rest playing into race strategy

Iditarod teams are making their way across the Interior region where the trail is soft, smooth and covered in snow – a far cry from the rough and rocky trail that took many mushers out of the race earlier this week.

Kikkan Randall wins World Cup sprint race

Following disappointing races at the Sochi Olympics, Randall of Anchorage, won a World Cup sprint race in Finland over the weekend.