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Musher practice only hinted at the big race


The person who called it “the last great race on earth” was probably right.

The Iditarod is run each year the first weekend in March, with the next one is kicking off March 2, 2019.

It’s the sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, a distance of nearly 1,000 miles.

There are actually two routes they use, one for even numbered years and another for odd numbered years, each just shy of the 1,000 miles.

The race tests the endurance of man, beast, and equipment, with the elements usually taking their toll.

It was in 1993 that I met Stan Smith, who at the time was training for his...

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