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Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog rookies Marcus Jensen, left, and Mike Dropik cross the ice on Big Lake during the start of the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Five-time Iron Dog champion Dusty VanMeter, who won the past two races, embraces his wife Evelyn prior to the start of the snowmobile race at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Iron Dog rookies Marcus Jensen, left, and Mike Dropik cross the ice on Big Lake during the start of the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Five-time Iron Dog champion Dusty VanMeter, who won the past two races, embraces his wife Evelyn prior to the start of the snowmobile race at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest and toughest snowmobile race, on the ice at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Thirty-seven two-person teams will cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
Bill Roth
Craig Medred