Fairbanks won’t lose the March 9 Iditarod restart, but if warm weather becomes enough of a problem, organizers may relocate the starting line from the Chena River to a trail on land.Weston Morrow | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In bare sections, some teams chipped off ice from rivers and lakes when they could to help cool off their sleds. No speed records were set. The lead racers were averaging 35-40 mph between checkpoints.Mike Campbell
The UAA ski team kicked off a week of home-snow competition Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, with a pair of top-10 finishes on the Hillside cross-country trails, which despite early morning rain held up well enough to showcase a two-time NCAA champion skier.