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Best of the 2014 Iditarod photos

Paul Gebhardt, of Kasilof, AK, leaves the start line during the ceremonial start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 1, 2014. 140301
Bob Hallinen
The dog team of Dan Kaduce of Chatanika heads down the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Anchorage.
Erik Hill
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 year's Iditarod.
Marc Lester
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 year's 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 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this year's Iditarod.
Marc Lester
A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A musher drives his dog team in front of Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod checkers Susanne Rieder and Michelle Keagle work in the cook area as they wait for mushers at the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday evening, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
DeeDee Jonrowe sleeps on her sled at the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ramey Smyth drives his dog team into the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
John Baker comes into the Finger Lake checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday morning, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ralph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, rolls his sled as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hugh Neff drives his dog team out of the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Christian Turner and two dogs pull the sled across a small stream in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The rest of his team waited along the trail less then a mile ahead of him.
Bob Hallinen
Anna Berington mushes down the Iditarod Trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jake Berkowitz and his team wait for help next to the trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Berkowitz's sled is busted beyond repair and he scratched.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Hans Gatt has dried blood around his eyes after coming off the Farewell Burn and into the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Gatt hit a tree on the Burn just outside of Rohn.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Jason Mackey winces with pain as he moves his arm in the school cafeteria at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Flash, a team dog for musher Mike Williams Jr., rests on his bed of straw at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at sunrise on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aaron Burmeister's sled dogs rest at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Burmeister injured his knee about 18 miles past the Rohn checkpoint on the snowless Farewell Burn. His knee popped out and he had to tape it up so it would stay in place.
Bob Hallinen
One of Hans Gatt's dogs is ready to go as Gatt made a brief stop at the Yukon River village of Kaltag during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A stuffed toy husky wearing a helmet sits on the front of the sled of Nicolas Petit at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ray Redington Jr. of Wasilla, Ak., rubs medication into Shrek‰Ûªs leg at the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod Air Force pilot Wes Erb loads dropped dogs into his Cessna 180 at the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher drives his team down the Yukon River after leaving the Ruby checkpoint and heading towards Galena during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher drives his team down the Yukon River after leaving the Ruby checkpoint and heading towards Galena during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ray Redington Jr., from Wasilla, Ak., feeds his dogs next to the Ruby Bible Church at the Ruby checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ramey Smyth, from Willow, Ak., arrives at the Ruby checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A dog of Ralph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, rests on a bed of straw at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014. 140306
Bob Hallinen
Musher Karin Hendrickson reacts while watching a video of fellow musher Jeff King driving his dog team through the Dalzell Gorge at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Hugh Neff, from Tok, AK, went through the Takotna checkpoint without stopping to rest during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Martin Buser is second into the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The dogs of Iditarod musher Allen Moore, from Two Rivers, AK, howl as they prepare to leave the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle accepts the Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award for the first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hans Gatt drives his team off the Yukon River into the village of Kaltag during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team across the portage from Kaltag to Unalakleet. Zirkle is the first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team into the Unalakleet Checkpoint. Zirkle is first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Euro rests next to the back of Iditarod musher Richie DiehlÍs snow and frost plastered sled at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A Sonny Lindner team dog rests its head on the snow at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
John Baker arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Harald Nassuk and his sister Tara Nassuk, who holds a sign welcoming the mushers to Koyuk, pose for a photo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice through a cut in a pile of ice pushed up near the shore in Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice and into the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, arrived second behind Jeff King into the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014. Zirkle cares for her dog team at the checkpoint.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher, from Denali, AK, leans on his sled and talks about the race and the trail after arriving first into the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Dallas Seavey runs down the finish chute with his dog team to the the burled arch in Nome, AK to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Paul Gebhardt, of Kasilof, AK, leaves the start line during the ceremonial start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 1, 2014. 140301
Bob Hallinen
The dog team of Dan Kaduce of Chatanika heads down the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Anchorage.
Erik Hill
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 year's Iditarod.
Marc Lester
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 year's 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 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014. Sixty-nine teams started this year's Iditarod.
Marc Lester
A musher drives his dog team down the chute during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A musher drives his dog team in front of Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, AK on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod checkers Susanne Rieder and Michelle Keagle work in the cook area as they wait for mushers at the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday evening, March 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
DeeDee Jonrowe sleeps on her sled at the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ramey Smyth drives his dog team into the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
John Baker comes into the Finger Lake checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday morning, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ralph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, rolls his sled as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hugh Neff drives his dog team out of the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Christian Turner and two dogs pull the sled across a small stream in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The rest of his team waited along the trail less then a mile ahead of him.
Bob Hallinen
Anna Berington mushes down the Iditarod Trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jake Berkowitz and his team wait for help next to the trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Berkowitz's sled is busted beyond repair and he scratched.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Hans Gatt has dried blood around his eyes after coming off the Farewell Burn and into the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Gatt hit a tree on the Burn just outside of Rohn.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Jason Mackey winces with pain as he moves his arm in the school cafeteria at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Flash, a team dog for musher Mike Williams Jr., rests on his bed of straw at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at sunrise on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aaron Burmeister's sled dogs rest at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Burmeister injured his knee about 18 miles past the Rohn checkpoint on the snowless Farewell Burn. His knee popped out and he had to tape it up so it would stay in place.
Bob Hallinen
One of Hans Gatt's dogs is ready to go as Gatt made a brief stop at the Yukon River village of Kaltag during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A stuffed toy husky wearing a helmet sits on the front of the sled of Nicolas Petit at the Nikolai checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ray Redington Jr. of Wasilla, Ak., rubs medication into Shrek‰Ûªs leg at the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod Air Force pilot Wes Erb loads dropped dogs into his Cessna 180 at the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher drives his team down the Yukon River after leaving the Ruby checkpoint and heading towards Galena during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher drives his team down the Yukon River after leaving the Ruby checkpoint and heading towards Galena during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ray Redington Jr., from Wasilla, Ak., feeds his dogs next to the Ruby Bible Church at the Ruby checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Ramey Smyth, from Willow, Ak., arrives at the Ruby checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A dog of Ralph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, rests on a bed of straw at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014. 140306
Bob Hallinen
Musher Karin Hendrickson reacts while watching a video of fellow musher Jeff King driving his dog team through the Dalzell Gorge at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Musher Hugh Neff, from Tok, AK, went through the Takotna checkpoint without stopping to rest during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Martin Buser is second into the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The dogs of Iditarod musher Allen Moore, from Two Rivers, AK, howl as they prepare to leave the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle accepts the Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award for the first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hans Gatt drives his team off the Yukon River into the village of Kaltag during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team across the portage from Kaltag to Unalakleet. Zirkle is the first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team into the Unalakleet Checkpoint. Zirkle is first musher to reach the Bering Sea in Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Euro rests next to the back of Iditarod musher Richie DiehlÍs snow and frost plastered sled at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A Sonny Lindner team dog rests its head on the snow at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
John Baker arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Jessie Royer, from Darby, MT, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Harald Nassuk and his sister Tara Nassuk, who holds a sign welcoming the mushers to Koyuk, pose for a photo at the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice through a cut in a pile of ice pushed up near the shore in Koyuk during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, comes in off the ice and into the Koyuk checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, AK, arrived second behind Jeff King into the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014. Zirkle cares for her dog team at the checkpoint.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod musher, from Denali, AK, leans on his sled and talks about the race and the trail after arriving first into the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Dallas Seavey runs down the finish chute with his dog team to the the burled arch in Nome, AK to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Dispatch