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As they have for much of the 2,000-mile race from Big Lake to Nome and on to Fairbanks, the tandem of former champion Eric Quam and 31-year-old Scott Faeo leads. But an advantage that had been several hours earlier in the race had been cut 32 minutes.

Mike Campbell
Anchorage cardiologist Mark Selland has completed a long list of adventures that includes climbing Mount Everest, but running the Iditarod has him gearing up for his biggest challenge yet.Suzanna Caldwell
If Scott Faeo and partner Eric Quam hold their lead, the 31-year-old will join his father John as an Iron Dog champion. It would be the first father-son championship duo in race history. Mike Campbell
Yukon musher Rob Cooke looks to accomplish a quirky feat: be the first Siberian husky team to complete the Yukon Quest and Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the same year.Suzanna Caldwell
The Old Iditarod Gang is getting together to release its Kickstarter-funded book "Iditarod — First Ten Years," and Lance Mackey's documentary gets a second showing.Suzanna Caldwell
The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service.  Mike Campbell
While the top Iron Dog teams spent Wednesday in Nome, working on their snowmachines and waiting for Thursday morning's restart, a pair of Outside racers were 115 miles away in Golovin repairing sleds that had sunk in overflow.Craig Medred
Denali is wide open during the non-summer months, welcoming adventurous visitors with a plethora of recreation options, as long as one is prepared for winter and possesses an independent spirit.Erin Kirkland
The warming that has covered Alaska this past week has brought thoughts of spring to all of us. Will it be an early spring this year? What the heck, we only had a couple weeks of winter anyway.John Schandelmeier
It was fabulous to get outside, meet new people, and experience something different than what I normally do for winter exercise. No doubt, I’m still a tourist of winter city biking, and have enormous respect for those who bike year round. The thing about this ride was I didn’t feel like a tourist.Alli Harvey