Dallas Seavey secured his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race victory, going one up on his father Mitch, who finished second about four hours later.Craig Medred and Matt Tunseth
Defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey wasn’t in any rush to return to the trail, holding a lead of more than four hours. Compare that to a year ago, when he left the same checkpoint some three hours behind four-time champion Jeff King.Alaska Dispatch News

Expect Dallas Seavey to head for the Iditarod finish line in Nome a little after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Will his father Mitch Seavey chase him over the final stretch of mushing?

Loren Holmes

Nome is busy this week as they prepare to celebrate the arrival of mushers, and it just happened to coincide with St. Patrick's Day. So why not throw a parade?

Matt Tunseth
As the Iditarod's front-runners approach Nome, the finishing field is shaping up. Here's what might happen, and who you can expect to finish strong.John Schandelmeier
Katherine Keith of Kotzebue and Jan Steves of Washington state are the latest mushers to pull out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Alaska Dispatch News
Jeff Oatley and Jay Petervary were the first finishers of the 1,000-mile event in the Iditarod Trail Invitational, pedaling from Knik to Nome in 15 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes.Matt Tunseth

Jeff King maintains that a "rabid seal" that charged him on the Iditarod Trail outside the checkpoint of Koyuk wasn't a hallucination. Hear his harrowing tale for yourself.

Suzanna Caldwell
Expect Dallas Seavey to head for the Iditarod finish line in Nome a little after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Will his father Mitch Seavey chase him over the final stretch of mushing?Alaska Dispatch News

Mushers need their hands, often bare, to do things like fix their sleds, change runner plastics, unhook brass clips, massage dogs' tired muscles or work ointment deep into the crevices of their dogs’ feet. Those tasks require nimble fingers, often fingers that have to be exposed to extreme cold temperatures.

Loren Holmes,Suzanna Caldwell