After nearly 10 years of planning and trail construction, the first 1,150-mile Iditarod race launched in 1973, and was completed by only three entrants. The Iditarod race, a feat of human and canine endurance, was inspir... More »

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The Iditarod dogsled race is 975 to 998 miles long, depending on which route is used. The route alternates every year between the southern and northern route. The Iditarod begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Al... More »

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The Iditarod dog sled race takes place in Alaska. The race covers 1,000 miles from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nome, Alaska, and includes trails over mountains, through wilderness and across frozen lakes. More »

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The Iditarod dogsled race is 975 to 998 miles long, depending on which route is used. The route alternates every year between the southern and northern route. The Iditarod begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Al... More »

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Some well known Iditarod mushers include Dallas Seavey, Libby Riddles and Rick Swenson. Dallas Seavey is the youngest musher to win the race, Libby Riddles is the first woman to win and Rick Swenson has the most Iditarod... More »

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A dog year is equal to seven chronological years. The "dog year" was invented to describe how dogs age faster than humans. The practical use of the dog year, however, is limited because it is an oversimplification of rea... More »

On average, a dog year is the equivalent of seven human years; however, dogs age much faster in the first couple of years of their lives. A dog's first year is actually equivalent to about 15 human years. More »