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
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.
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