Eight mushers battled sideways wind, glare ice and rough tundra in a fast and almost snowless Bogus Creek 150 race that ended Saturday with a repeat winner well known on the local circuit, Jackie Larson of Napaskiak.Lisa Demer
Rookie musher Diana Haecker of Nome gets to test her dogs against some of the best in the world as the world's richest middle-distance race, the Kuskokwim 300, got started Friday night. If she can beat or outlast five of the 25 starters, she can claim a nifty $3,000 check. Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
The head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will meet with Fairbanks officials next week to discuss possibly starting the 1,000-mile race in that city because of poor snow conditions in Southcentral Alaska.The Associated Press
Hall edged another up-and-coming musher, Ryne Olson, by 17 minutes. Three-time defending champion Allen Moore was 24 minutes behind Olson and his wife, Aliy Zirkle, was fourth, another four minutes back.Mike Campbell
Despite being one of the sport’s more accomplished dog drivers during his best years, Sebastian Schnuelle decided after the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race— in which he recorded his fourth-straight top-10 finish — that he was done. The racing grind had become too much.