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The Iditarod Trail Committee spent the fall doing major renovations to 20 miles of trail from Rohn to Farewell Lake, a year after numerous mushers were injured during the race in that area.

Suzanna Caldwell
The world's most famous sled dog race is putting some more cold cash into the hands of its top mushers. The winner of next year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will pocket $70,000, which is $19,600 more than what the top musher received last year, Stan Hooley, the race's executive director, said Tuesday.Mark Thiessen

“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.

Tegan Hanlon
“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.Tegan Hanlon
Iditarod veteran Karin Hendrickson was listed in fair condition Wednesday after being struck by a car during a training run alongside the Parks Highway.Suzanna Caldwell
Raine Hall, a one-time Iditarod Trail Committee staffer, has been on a personally costly and time-consuming, four-year quest to collect the memories of mushers who were around when the Iditarod was truly an adventure that left many wondering if they would reach the end. Craig Medred
An Alaska legend died this week, the last of a breed who stretched back across American time and geography to Kit Carson, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone -- men who found the New World best suited to them just beyond the edge of the frontier.Craig Medred
Most accidents driving a team of sled dogs were caused by a lack of preparedness or, like Karin Hendrickson’s, were an accident in its purest form.John Schandelmeier
Karin Hendrickson, a six-time Iditarod musher, was hospitalized late Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle while training with her dogs along the Parks Highway in the Willow area, according to her mother, Gwen Rodman. Tegan Hanlon,Zaz Hollander
Brent Sass, who sat out last winter's Iditarod with a head injury, is the 72nd musher to enter the 2015 Iditarod.Beth Bragg

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