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Father-and-son pair Martin and Rohn Buser have been penalized for separately making the same wrong turn in the home stretch of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race early Sunday.

Lisa Demer
Sled dog races at all levels are contemplating alternatives as a lack of snow across much of the state keeps managers considering extreme ideas to keep races going.Suzanna Caldwell
It wasn’t quite like "Ben-Hur," but the mushers and their eager dog teams raced away from Bethel in a mass — even madcap — start to the Akiak Dash sprint race Saturday afternoon.Lisa Demer
Not since 1986 has a Bethel musher won the world's premier middle-distance race. “It's cool it's finally happened,” winner Pete Kaiser said at the finish line. Defending champion Rohn Buser of Big Lake finished second and nine-time winner Jeff King was third.   Lisa Demer
Those involved call it the best mid-distance sled dog race in the world. The town and region embrace it. Now mushers say they are ready for an icy, hard, fast and lucrative Kuskokwim 300, which starts Friday on the river that defines this part of Alaska.Lisa Demer
Village-based crews used a bulldozer and a repurposed 5,000-pound steel plate to clear a road through a huge ice jumble as communities up and down the Kuskokwim River prepare for the region’s prime winter event: the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race.Lisa Demer
With early rest, Two Rivers musher secures his sixth Copper Basin win, the most in history of the 300-mile race that ends in Glennallen. Mike Campbell
Kristy Berington won the Northern Lights 300 sled dog race on Sunday, beating her twin sister across the finish line by two minutes. Alaska Dispatch News
Gwenn Bogart of Wasilla was the first musher to reach the first checkpoint of the Northern Lights 300 sled dog race on Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
The middle of the field in a dog race is filled with teams with a multitude of reasons to run. There is only going to be one person in the winners’ circle and one with the red lantern. The rest of us are here to make them what they are.John Schandelmeier