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Iditarod 40: Winnings

As the 2012 Iditarod draws to a close with the winners crossing under the burled arch in Nome in just a couple hours, a lot of folks are interested in what the winner(s) will take home. The top 30 finishers in Iditarod 2012 will take home a combined $550,000. Here’s the list, by position, according to Iditarod officials: — 1st $50,400 …

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Iditarod 40: Mush! The Movie

MUSH, a documentary written and directed by Alex Stein, is the first look behind the scenes at the “fine madness of the Iditarod.” While nearly everything in the world seems to be getting smaller, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race remains larger than life. And that’s probably why more people have summited Mt. Everest in the last two years than …

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Iditarod 40: Idita-Facts

The Iditarod starts in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, March 3rd (10 am) The Iditarod Re-starts in Willow Alaska, Sunday, March 4th (2 pm) As of February 16, 2012 there are 66 mushers signed up for the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, including 52 veterans, 14 rookies and 16 women. To date eight mushers have withdrawn for various reasons. …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nikolai to McGrath

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nikolai to McGrath     48 Miles From Nikolai, the trail runs west to McGrath. The terrain is mostly flat. The trail passes through open swamps, small stands of spruce and alder and runs on the river itself. There are no grades to consider. This section is well traveled and should present no problems unless deep …

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Iditarod 40: The infamous Happy River Steps

The 2012 Iditarod is only about 18 hours old and some of the front runners, Hugh Neff, Lance Mackey, Paul Gebhardt, Aily Zirkle, and Ryan Redington are making very good time with most of them heading into Rainy Pass. Right around this area is a part of the trail that is a much of legend as the race itself. It …

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Iditarod 40: Famous Names

In every sport there are names that transcend and are easily recognized among the hardcore fans and arm-chair ones alike. The Iditarod is no different. In a competition where more people have climbed Mount Everest than have finished the Iditarod it is pretty select company to become a well recognized musher in this sport. While these folks are the names …

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Vintage 1971

Like a great whiskey, fine wines, and maybe prime beef, they say things get better with age? But do they? I am 41 years old today. At 9:05 pm over four decades ago I came into this world to two parents full of hope and optimism of great things to come. I was their first child born shortly after the …

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Iditarod 2011: Newton Marshall

The great Isaac Newton realized that everything moves at a maximal velocity which is determined by gravity (meaning that the max velocity any falling object can get, no matter the size or density, is 9.81 m/s^2). Then we have the Iditarod. One of the race’s most liked mushers is Newton Marshall. A man that is the furthest from what you …

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