AD Main Menu

2013 Iron Dog start

Veteran Louie Miller IV, and rookie Adam Vanzant blast down the trail as thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog start on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog rookie Chris Kruse of Maine prepares for the start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Suzan Kubitz gives her son Cody Kubitz a hug before he and partner Bret Brown, right, were the first pro class team to leave Big Lake during the Iron Dog start on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Veteran Aaron Bartel and rookie Brad George are cheered on by Iron Dog fans as they leave the start on Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog fans cheer as a competitor exits Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog veteran Charlie Potter launches down a trail out of Big Lake during the start on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Veteran Louie Miller IV, and rookie Adam Vanzant blast down the trail as thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog start on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog rookie Chris Kruse of Maine prepares for the start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Suzan Kubitz gives her son Cody Kubitz a hug before he and partner Bret Brown, right, were the first pro class team to leave Big Lake during the Iron Dog start on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Thirty-eight pro class teams left Big Lake during the Iron Dog on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome and a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Alaska Dispatch