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2014 Iditarod restart on Willow Lake

BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher passes a party just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Gus Guenther of Clam Gulch, Alaska, leaves the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle waves to fans on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Mushers stage their teams before the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Dallas Seavey's daughter, Annie, plays in her dad's dog truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Musher Wade Marrs eats a large ribeye steak before racing begins. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team past some open water just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Defending champion Mitch Seavey slaps hands with the crowd. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News With Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley on the horizon musher prepare their teams for the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Musher Newton Marshall said he's celebrating his 31sth birthday and his fourth Iditarod start today. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Dogs in Jim Lanier's team rest in Sunday's sunshine. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team in front of Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Fans line up along the course on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jem, a dog in Justin Savidis' team pokes his head out of the dog truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Nicolas Petit, of Girdwood, will use a new sled design that holds a dog kennel in back. He'll use the container to rest dogs as he races. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jeff King calls for his team to run from the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Hugh Neff gets ready to race near his truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher DeeDee Jonrowe prays with Scott Jenkins of Alaska Missions. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Monica Zappa prepares her sled. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Pair of mushers pass a party just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Paige Drobny of Fairbanks waves to the crowd after she leaves the staring line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Yvonne Dabakk slaps hands with Iditarod fans. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jason Mackey will carry an urn of ashes taped to his handle bars for part of this year's Iditarod. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe leads her team to the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Dallas Seavey leaves the start line on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jeff King says goodbye to Ellen Donoghue. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jason Mackey will carry an urn of ashes taped to his handle bars for part of this year's Iditarod. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Defending champion Mitch Seavey talks with others before racing starts. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Young fans peek down the chute. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Fans of the Norwegian contingent of mushers cheer Tommy Jordbrudal of Norway. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Aliy Zirkle's team runs across Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Dogs in Curt Perano's team leave the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Iditarod veteran Mike Williams waits for racing to begin. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Sue Ellis, wife of musher Mike Ellis, hugs Frankie. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Katherine Keith puts harnesses on her team. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher passes a party just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Gus Guenther of Clam Gulch, Alaska, leaves the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle waves to fans on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Mushers stage their teams before the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Dallas Seavey's daughter, Annie, plays in her dad's dog truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Musher Wade Marrs eats a large ribeye steak before racing begins. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team past some open water just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Defending champion Mitch Seavey slaps hands with the crowd. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News With Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley on the horizon musher prepare their teams for the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Musher Newton Marshall said he's celebrating his 31sth birthday and his fourth Iditarod start today. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Dogs in Jim Lanier's team rest in Sunday's sunshine. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team in front of Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014. 140302
Bob Hallinen
Fans line up along the course on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jem, a dog in Justin Savidis' team pokes his head out of the dog truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Nicolas Petit, of Girdwood, will use a new sled design that holds a dog kennel in back. He'll use the container to rest dogs as he races. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jeff King calls for his team to run from the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Hugh Neff gets ready to race near his truck. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher DeeDee Jonrowe prays with Scott Jenkins of Alaska Missions. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Monica Zappa prepares her sled. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Pair of mushers pass a party just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Paige Drobny of Fairbanks waves to the crowd after she leaves the staring line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Musher Yvonne Dabakk slaps hands with Iditarod fans. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jason Mackey will carry an urn of ashes taped to his handle bars for part of this year's Iditarod. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe leads her team to the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Dallas Seavey leaves the start line on Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jeff King says goodbye to Ellen Donoghue. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Jason Mackey will carry an urn of ashes taped to his handle bars for part of this year's Iditarod. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Defending champion Mitch Seavey talks with others before racing starts. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Young fans peek down the chute. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Fans of the Norwegian contingent of mushers cheer Tommy Jordbrudal of Norway. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Aliy Zirkle's team runs across Willow Lake. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Dogs in Curt Perano's team leave the starting line. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Iditarod veteran Mike Williams waits for racing to begin. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Sue Ellis, wife of musher Mike Ellis, hugs Frankie. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Katherine Keith puts harnesses on her team. Racing began for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this yearÕs Iditarod.
Marc Lester
Alaska Dispatch