This year's race will be Matthew Failor's seventh Iditarod. Watch as he shares with Anchorage Daily News reporter Tegan Hanlon what he packs in his sled bag and answers viewer questions.
Still have more questions? Head to the comments section on our story "When will the 2018 Iditarod start? (And answers to 15 other race questions)." We're hosting a live Q&A on that page from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2. Submit your question in the comments box there and we'll get the discussion rolling.