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Jimmy Lanier of Chugiak held an eight-minute lead over Kevin Harper of Wasilla at the halfway point of the Junior Iditarod.Alaska Dispatch News
Not rain nor warmth nor lack of winter can keep the two-legged competitors from the historic Iditarod Trail. As the dog racers gear up to move north to Fairbanks in search of snow, the cyclists and runners of the Iditarod Trail Invitational are heading north along the classic trail. And they are likely to find themselves rolling along at record speeds.Craig Medred
Mushing has been a surprising venture for Eureka musher Brent Sass, who has wholeheartedly accepted the wilderness lifestyle many mushers have rejected in recent years. Sass claimed his first Yukon Quest championship in February. Suzanna Caldwell
Pete Kaiser, 27, stands out as the first Bethel musher to win his hometown’s big event, the Kuskokwim 300, in 29 years. Now his fast team of mainly 3-year-olds returns to the Iditarod trail.Lisa Demer
Sometimes nailing the shot you envision on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race brings together anxiety, error, hope, and a dose of “let’s try this.” Jeff Schultz

As an Anchorage cardiologist, Mark Selland has an impressive medical resume. He also has an impressive resume when it comes to outdoor escapades. But he says running his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race may be his toughest challenge yet.

Loren Holmes,Suzanna Caldwell

Huslia, long famous in sled dog racing circles, is eagerly preparing to play host to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for the first time ever.

Alaska Dispatch News
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
Recreational marijuana in Alaska will be legal Tuesday, but not for Iditarod racers, as the drug will remain on the list of the race's banned substances.Suzanna Caldwell
The town of Galena is changing up its traditional checkpoint location in an effort to not derail the wedding plans of Keilah Redman and Jeremy Havener.Suzanna Caldwell