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Iditarod Live: 'I got the perfect wrong timing,' Buser says (Saturday, March 9)

Location: Nome, Ak, 03/15/13 Not quite ready for the Iditarod
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Location: Nome, Ak, 03/17/13 #66 James Volek arriving in Nome
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Location: Anchorage, 3/1/13 Vince, Vincent, and Tammy from Philadelphia visiting training site of musher Christine Roalofs to learn about the skills necessary to become a musher.
Photo courtesy of Larry A Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 3/1/13 Vincent riding in training sled with his mother Tammy and driver Cindy prior to the start of the race in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, AK, 03/08/13
Photo courtesy of Bernie Grieve / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13
Photo courtesy of Isabel Robertson / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow Lake , 3/3/13 Martin Buser first on the trail.
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Location: Willow Lake , 3/3/13 Martin Buser first on the trail
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Location: Willow, AK, 3/3/13 Anna Berrington at start in Williow, AK.
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Ceremonial Start in Anchorage, 3/2/12 Christine Roalofs in Team Meeting prior to ceremonial start of race in Anchorage
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, 3-8-13 The Grayling IRA tribal council presented the 1st musher, Aily Zirkle, a pair of moose skin mittens(made by Sue Nicholi) and $250.00
Photo courtesy of Kevin Nicholi / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, 3-8-13 The Grayling IRA tribal Council presented this moose skin mittens(made by Sue Nicholi)to Aily Zirkle the first musher to Grayling also $250.00 dollars.
Photo courtesy of SueNicholi / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod, Unknown The ever iconic Herbie "Shishmaref Cannonball" Nayokpuk on the Iditarod Trail.
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Location: Willow, 03/03/2013 Happy, happy racing dogs!
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Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 Iditarod Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore meet with the team of the Clarion Suites Downtown along with canine athlete, Scruggs, whom the hotel team members raised money to sponsor for 2013.
Photo courtesy of Brooke Loehndorf / ADN reader submission
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 The Clarion Suites Downtown team sponsors Iditarod Musher Aliy Zirkle and the Quality Suites Convention Center team sponsors Yukon Quest Champion, and Iditarod Musher Allen Moore. Moments prior to the 5th annual "Meet & Greet" at the Clarion Suites Downtown the mushers took a moment to have their photo taken with the hotel managers.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Swenson / ADN reader submission
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 More than 200 locals and visitors gathered at the Clarion Suites Downtown on Friday, March 1, 2013 to participate in the 5th annual "Meet & Greet" with Iditarod Mushers Aliy Zirkle & Allen Moore. This event is free and open to the public and this year more than 200 folks attended the interactive event. In this photo a show of hands demonstrates how many participants were from out of town or out of state who made the trek to Anchorage specifically for the Iditarod Ceremonial Start festivities.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Swenson / ADN reader submission
Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13
Photo courtesy of Zane Giles / ADN reader submission
Reader submitted photo by Patty Hoagland DeeDee Jonrowe leaves the startline in Willow, starting her 2013 Iditarod race.
Patty Hoaglund
Location: Willow, 03/03/2013 Squid Acres - Page and Cody - with her father on his 70th birthday!
Photo courtesy of Kristi Seymour / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 just sharing some intensity :)
Photo courtesy of Mayra Galland / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 Dallas Seavey from this morning.
Photo courtesy of Mike Criss / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod 2013, 03/2/2013
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Location: Campbell Airstrip Area, Iditarod Anchorage Start, 03/02/13 Spectators at the Iditarod Cerimonial Anchorage Start, Near Campbell Airstrip.
Photo courtesy of David Fisher / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod 2013, 03/2/2013 Iditarod Buddies
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Location: Iditarod 2013, 03/2/2013 Jeff King approaches APU trails lined with fans!
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Location: Iditarod 2013, 03/2/2013 Musher Lance and 'Mushee Fan' Iditarod 2013
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Location: Big Su, 03-03-2013 Martin Buser
Photo courtesy of Stephanie McHenry / ADN reader submission
Location: Big Su, 03-03-13
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Location: big Su, 03-03-13 Veteran Robert Bundtzen
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Location: Big Su, 03-03-13
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Location: Big Su, 03-03-13 Cheering on Dallas Seavey!!
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Location: Willow, 03/03/13 Martin Buser Iditarod start.
Photo courtesy of Zane Giles / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Iditarod
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Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 caring hands and seasoned athletes
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Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 waiting for THE race.
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Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 happy dog
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Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 bye Dee Dee, good Luck
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Ally and her team
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Dee Dee and her team
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Anna and her team
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Micheal S and his team
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Mitch S and his team
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 Mike Ellis(R) and his team
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Location: Iditarod Start, Willow , March 3, 2005 Kana is in the backpack as a spectator!
Photo courtesy of Amanda / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod Start, Willow, March 3, 2005 Kana all snuggled in the backpack up watching the "big dogs!" Thinking..."Maybe someday!" Yeah right!
Photo courtesy of Joy / ADN reader submission
Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 reaching out for the l kids!
Photo courtesy of Zane Giles / ADN reader submission
Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13
Photo courtesy of Zane Giles / ADN reader submission
Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13 reaching out
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Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13
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Location: Idiarod Start, 03/03/13
Photo courtesy of Jan-Ake Schultz / ADN reader submission
Location: iditarod start, 03/03/13
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Location: Campbell Airstrip, 03/02/2013 Nelson Marshall and Zachariah Hockema - Big Smiles at the finish of the Iditarod's ceremonial start.
Photo courtesy of Carlene Hockema / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod Ceremonial Start, 03/02/2013 2013 Iditarod Ceremonial Start - Anchorage, AK
Photo courtesy of Roy Fritz / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, AK, 03/02/2013 2013 Iditarod Ceremonial Start - Anchorage, AK
Photo courtesy of Roy Fritz / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, AK, 03/02/2013 2013 Iditarod Ceremonial Start-Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Roy Fritz / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow, 03/3/13 Linwood Fiedlers hometown team running the restart chute.
Photo courtesy of A Team of Bliss / ADN reader submission
Location: 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race, 03/03/13 My daughter Alaila I. Reyes with musher #34 Justin Savidis. She need to keep track of the race and him from school project. She was very exited to meet him.
Photo courtesy of Wanda Reyes / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Musher #28 from Willow DeeDee Jonrowe kicks to make it up over the walking bridge At East Northern Lights Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Leftover Christmas ornamints welcome passing mushers on the ceremonial start in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 A volunteer trail guard helps control onlookers. The Iditarod 41 started today.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Musher #53 Louie Ambrose waves to an old friend who watches from the trail side.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Jim Lanier musher #59 from Chugiak gives you a close up of his team.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Matt Failor #61 gets several high fives from the crowd. He hails from Big Lake.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Enough said!
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod, 3/2/2013
Photo courtesy of Richard Dunmore / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod, 3/2/2013
Photo courtesy of Richard Dunmore / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod, 3/2/2013
Photo courtesy of Richard Dunmore / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 Allen Moore's team from the Iditarod Ceremonial Start.
Photo courtesy of Mike Criss / ADN reader submission
Location: ceremonial start iditarod, 03/02/13 this guy doesn't seem to concerned about the long trip ahead!!
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Location: Campbell Creek Airstrip, 03/02/13 A picture of Martin Buser and his wife.
Photo courtesy of Rachel Reese / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 Composite of Dallas Seavey at the Iditarod Ceremonial Start
Photo courtesy of Mike Criss / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 Newton Marshall giving his Iditarider a great sled ride.
Photo courtesy of Mike Criss / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/2013 Dallas Seavey from this morning's Iditarod Ceremonial Start
Photo courtesy of Mike Criss / ADN reader submission
Location: Lake Otis, Anchorage , 03/02/13 Musher Ken Anderson # 06 throws a hand full of dog booties high above the crowd. The start of Iditarod 41.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 3/2/2013 Anna Berington during the ceremonial start of the 2013 Iditarod.
Photo courtesy of Christopher Delamar / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Newton Marshall of St. Anne, Jamaica Musher #8 shows Alaskan how to party! Newton just makes me happy!
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Kasilof's Kristy Berington Musher #20 rounds one of the many curves along the ceremonial start in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13 Photgraphers line the trail for that special photograph.
Photo courtesy of Jay Kent / ADN reader submission
Janet Cooper Newton Marshall reaches out to fans during the ceremonial start of the 2013 Iditarod.
Janet Cooper
Janet Cooper Iditarod sled dogs at Campbell Airstrip.
Janet Cooper
Janet Cooper Iditarod sled dogs at Campbell Airstrip.
Janet Cooper
Location: Nome, Ak, 03/15/13 Not quite ready for the Iditarod
Photo courtesy of David Okitkon / ADN reader submission
Location: Nome, Ak, 03/17/13 #66 James Volek arriving in Nome
Photo courtesy of David Okitkon / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 3/1/13 Vince, Vincent, and Tammy from Philadelphia visiting training site of musher Christine Roalofs to learn about the skills necessary to become a musher.
Photo courtesy of Larry A Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 3/1/13 Vincent riding in training sled with his mother Tammy and driver Cindy prior to the start of the race in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, AK, 03/08/13
Photo courtesy of Bernie Grieve / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 03/02/13
Photo courtesy of Isabel Robertson / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow Lake , 3/3/13 Martin Buser first on the trail.
Photo courtesy of jim stauffer / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow Lake , 3/3/13 Martin Buser first on the trail
Photo courtesy of jim stauffer / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow, AK, 3/3/13 Anna Berrington at start in Williow, AK.
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Ceremonial Start in Anchorage, 3/2/12 Christine Roalofs in Team Meeting prior to ceremonial start of race in Anchorage
Photo courtesy of Larry A. Donoso / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, 3-8-13 The Grayling IRA tribal council presented the 1st musher, Aily Zirkle, a pair of moose skin mittens(made by Sue Nicholi) and $250.00
Photo courtesy of Kevin Nicholi / ADN reader submission
Location: Grayling, 3-8-13 The Grayling IRA tribal Council presented this moose skin mittens(made by Sue Nicholi)to Aily Zirkle the first musher to Grayling also $250.00 dollars.
Photo courtesy of SueNicholi / ADN reader submission
Location: Iditarod, Unknown The ever iconic Herbie "Shishmaref Cannonball" Nayokpuk on the Iditarod Trail.
Photo courtesy of Unknown / ADN reader submission
Location: Willow, 03/03/2013 Happy, happy racing dogs!
Photo courtesy of na / ADN reader submission
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 Iditarod Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore meet with the team of the Clarion Suites Downtown along with canine athlete, Scruggs, whom the hotel team members raised money to sponsor for 2013.
Photo courtesy of Brooke Loehndorf / ADN reader submission
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 The Clarion Suites Downtown team sponsors Iditarod Musher Aliy Zirkle and the Quality Suites Convention Center team sponsors Yukon Quest Champion, and Iditarod Musher Allen Moore. Moments prior to the 5th annual "Meet & Greet" at the Clarion Suites Downtown the mushers took a moment to have their photo taken with the hotel managers.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Swenson / ADN reader submission
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 03/01/13 More than 200 locals and visitors gathered at the Clarion Suites Downtown on Friday, March 1, 2013 to participate in the 5th annual "Meet & Greet" with Iditarod Mushers Aliy Zirkle & Allen Moore. This event is free and open to the public and this year more than 200 folks attended the interactive event. In this photo a show of hands demonstrates how many participants were from out of town or out of state who made the trek to Anchorage specifically for the Iditarod Ceremonial Start festivities.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Swenson / ADN reader submission
Location: Long Lake, 03/03/13
Photo courtesy of Zane Giles / ADN reader submission

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